|Awakening I 8" X 8" Fluid Acrylic by April M Rimpo|
The Heart chakra is characterized by the color green. So like my other yoga pose series I started by painting a large sheet of paper with a variety of textures using primarily greens with some blue, yellow and violet. The image of the full sheet is shown here.
|Large sheet I prepared|
for the Awakening Series
I left windows of white that I could place strategically for the various parts of the pose. There were also tiny white dots all over the sheet which became star-like in these paintings. I actually love how much each painting ended up looking like staring out into space. While adding more colors and forming the people, I intentionally left the appearance of outer space since that is what made each small abstract work for me.
The full sheet was about 50" by 30", which I divided into 13" square segments and gallery wrapped 8" X 8" stretcher bars. Having these as a starting point for my series ensured I would have more than four options to use for the paintings.
The meanings associated with the Heart chakra are love, compassion, acceptance, awakening, and trust.
Kadinsky's interpretation of green was not dissimilar; it was peaceful with inner strength. The musical tone he associated with green was the middle-position violin. I wish I knew more violin music and could name a piece that fits with this series. Any suggestions?
And thanks again to Leilie Saeta for sponsoring this challenge.