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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 21 of the #jan30in30 Challenge

Awakening II 8" X 8" Fluid Acrylic by April M Rimpo
Here we are in our last third of the 30 day challenge. Time has flown. 

My drawing of the pose in this series is quite visible because the pastel-color palette is so pale. As a result I decided not to use any other linework in this painting. Instead I focused on color design to make an interesting abstract that had a consistent whole. 

Despite the number of colors in this painting I believe the green underpainting is still dominant, so let's learn some more about the psychology of green. Per the Empower Yourself with Color Psychology site :

  • "The color green is the color of balance, harmony and growth"
  • "it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart."
  • "green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth."
  • "it (green) renews and restores depleted energy.  ...restoring us back to a sense of well being."
  • "an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally."

I love these interpretations and am intrigued by the parallels with the Heart chakra.  They give me a whole new meaning to the Sun Salutation and why it ends with this pose.

And thanks again to Leilie Saeta for sponsoring this challenge.  

#ShopSmall,  #jan30in30

8 comments:

  1. LOVE the look and feel!
    Good Luck tomorrow = )

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    1. Thanks, Sue. Everyday is a new challenge, but a good one.

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  2. Beautiful and gentle - I love this!

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    1. Thank you, Rolina. Nice series to end on.

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  3. Yes, this one speaks to my heart and I think that is what you are looking for here. Excellent interpretation and execution, April.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. All my preplanning worked out. Helps to have all these great thoughts in mind while painting. I put on lovely soothing music while I painted and it all came together.

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  4. I'm am enjoying watching it come together and imaging what might be next. What fun!

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I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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