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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 21 of the #jan30in30 Challenge

Awakening II 8" X 8" Fluid Acrylic by April M Rimpo
Here we are in our last third of the 30 day challenge. Time has flown. 

My drawing of the pose in this series is quite visible because the pastel-color palette is so pale. As a result I decided not to use any other linework in this painting. Instead I focused on color design to make an interesting abstract that had a consistent whole. 

Despite the number of colors in this painting I believe the green underpainting is still dominant, so let's learn some more about the psychology of green. Per the Empower Yourself with Color Psychology site :

  • "The color green is the color of balance, harmony and growth"
  • "it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart."
  • "green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth."
  • "it (green) renews and restores depleted energy.  ...restoring us back to a sense of well being."
  • "an emotionally positive color, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally."

I love these interpretations and am intrigued by the parallels with the Heart chakra.  They give me a whole new meaning to the Sun Salutation and why it ends with this pose.

And thanks again to Leilie Saeta for sponsoring this challenge.  

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  1. LOVE the look and feel!
    Good Luck tomorrow = )

    1. Thanks, Sue. Everyday is a new challenge, but a good one.

  2. Beautiful and gentle - I love this!

  3. Yes, this one speaks to my heart and I think that is what you are looking for here. Excellent interpretation and execution, April.

    1. Thank you, Sandy. All my preplanning worked out. Helps to have all these great thoughts in mind while painting. I put on lovely soothing music while I painted and it all came together.

  4. I'm am enjoying watching it come together and imaging what might be next. What fun!


I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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