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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Venus & Mars", 20"X16" acrylic on canvas

Venus & Mars by April M Rimpo
The motivation for Venus & Mars was initially the shadows cast on and by my fellow travelers. As the painting progressed the painting became more about the difference in clothing between the men and women.  The women wore multiple layers of clothes since they knew they were in for a full day spanning from the cool morning temperatures to and through the heat of mid-day.  The men were dressed lightly with just a light jacket on one and only a short-sleeved shirt on the other.

The next thing that struck me was how the women's clothes were more colorful while the men wore fairly neutral colors.  The brightest color on the men being the jeans that one wore. The image made me think about the differences and the old phrase for comparing women and men came to mind, thus the title Venus & Mars. This actually took me a bit by surprise since I was never one who dwelled on the differences in men and women. Since I worked predominantly with men for most of my life I had always been more aware of our similarities. My artist's eye is now noticing more of the external differences and helping me celebrate them in my artwork.
 Venus & Mars
Acrylic on Canvas
20" X 16"
$775, includes shipping within the United States


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