|Perception I by April M Rimpo, 8" X 8" fluid acrylic on paper|
Day 7 is the beginning of the Perception series. This is a four part series that will form a quadriptych. Indigo is the primary color focus of this series. When I look at the full sheet I created as a preliminary background for this series (see below) I think of a cold winter day. To create the painting, I selected a segment of this larger sheet, gallery wrapped an 8" X 8" stretcher bar, then added Quinacridone Coral, Transparent Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, and a touch of Alizarin Crimson Quidacridone. To me these colors add a spark of life to my painting. That said, I also love how the rivulets of indigo dance across the page forming an interesting and varied texture to the composition.
|About 44" X 40" paper with indigo background|
The meaning of the chakra associated with indigo blue is emotional and mental intelligence, intuition, and psychic.
When I thought about all of these interpretations of indigo I decided perception was the word that best encompassed these various meanings. When I am very calm, my mind is free to explore and I am more in touch with my emotions. I believe this puts me in a better state to perceive the world around me. Since I had thought about all of this before starting to paint I hope some of those thought come through to you as you look at my painting.
So now it's your turn, please let me know your initial thoughts when you saw Perception I. If my text altered your impression, let me know that too. Thanks for participating.
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