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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Free Living" 20"X16" Fluid Acrylic

“A part of New Orleans’ beauty is that she is a place where many people, stifled elsewhere, feel safe to be themselves:
 just safe to be." 
  
Quo Vadis Gex Breaux, New Orleans What Can’t Be Lost, 2010
Free Living by April M Rimpo
Free Living
Fluid Acrylic
20" X 16" with brushed silver frame
$840

Free Living is a bit of the parade held in the French Quarter for the opening of Jazz Fest 2017. I've always been intrigued by pointillist paintings from the time of the Impressionists, although I never expected to create one.  Painting thousands of dots didn't seem like something I'd ever want to do. 

Well I didn't paint thousands of dots but I did use masking liquid to create all these dots.  My process was to mask some dots before painting, do a light wash, mask some more dots, paint some more, mask some more, paint a bunch of darks to see where I stood, remove the masking, then paint many more layers to push the other people in the parade into the background while painting my focal point woman to completion.

I love the final look and now appreciate even more what the pointillists did. I still can't imagine painting an entire painting with dots, but can say they were really onto an amazing something. The energy in this painting is really captivating for me and I hope for you too.



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