Lance Balderson
Ocean View, New Jersey

It may not be surprising to find out that Lance Balderson is a trained architect. His abstract paintings reflect an inherent sense of construction and balance. Although his shapes are organic, there is a restrained quality to the work. Like puzzle pieces, each object in the composition has its designated shape and place. Balderson does not plan or sketch his work beforehand, but instead uses his imagination throughout the process to achieve the final piece. The work carries the heavy mood of this journey, and his canvases reveal the many layers that were applied over time. Balderson’s modern style combines elements of cubism and abstract expressionism. He contrasts cool and warm colors to accentuate his figures, which appear to be veiled in subtle shadows. Large in scale, the work has a strong and mature presence.

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Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

52" h x 38" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.


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Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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