Balance refers to the feeling of equilibrium or stability of a work of art.
There are three types of balances: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial.
Symmetrical balance is easy to see. It is when two halves of a work are identical or very similar.
Asymmetrical balance takes into account of qualities such as hue, intensity, value, size and shape. The qualities have an effect on the 'weight' of objects in a work of art.