|Devotion III, 8" X 8" fluid acrylic by April M Rimpo|
The line work is an important element in this series. I want the lines to form an interesting pattern on their own while tying together the other elements of the painting. When the four paintings are compiled into a quadriptych these lines need to work together, so I spent some time designing them.
Since I am working in fluid acrylics you can't apply them then take them off and put them somewhere else. I took a clear sheet of acetate and placed it over the paintings and tried out some different line patterns. Since acetate is slick I could just wipe off what did not work until I was happy with the design. If you paint with transparent pigments and you don't own any clear acetate I highly encourage you get some. You can get these at a variety of sources, I believe I got mine from Cheap Joe's Art Stuff (Team Plastics Polyester Film). They are available in a variety of sizes. I bought the largest size, 20" X 25" so they would cover a large area at once.
Thanks to Leslie Saeta for sponsoring the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Follow the link to see all the paintings created as part of this challenge. It has certainly gotten my creating juices flowing. #jan30in30