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Monday, January 5, 2015

Day 5 of the 30 Day Challenge

The start of a new series, Stability.  There will only be two panels in this series. Is that long enough to be a series?  I'm not sure, maybe I should just say first painting for a diptych.

Stability I by April M Rimpo

If you've been following my 30 Paintings in 30 Days I researched the meaning to different colors.  The Stability series is based on Red. I think of fire and excitement when I think of red, but Kadinsky associated red with lively and confident.  I never thought about red and confidence before, but I have noticed that a lot of women in the business world wear red when they are featured speakers at a conference.  

Other interpretations associate red with survival, self-sufficiency, and stability. The later became my title for this series. I feel like the black lines added some playfulness to this painting, what do you think?

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11 comments:

  1. Nice rich color - a sense of playfulness, yes! This painting creates that feeling of confidence and stability - definitely. Great work!

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    1. Thank you, Pattie. I appreciate the feedback.

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  2. I love you vibrant colors and bold line work. They are really fun!

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  3. Love the colors and the playful design! I think 2 qualifies as a series. :o)

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  4. Lovely new colour scheme today! I love using red in my art, it does command the attention.

    Wearing red for difficult occasions does help me feel more confident. Interesting!

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    1. I've never studied psychology but it is interesting how interpretations of color do seem right once I read about them. I wonder if it is cultural and the same color means something else entirely in different cultures. I suspect yes.

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  5. WOW! so much going on, and it all comes together so beautifully! Looking forward to tomorrow :)

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    1. I look forward to sharing the diptych. Glad you like it.

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  6. I love this April! Red is also the color of LUCK according to the Chinese.

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I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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