|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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COOL colors and I like the image...SO COOL!ReplyDelete
Good Luck with the next one = )
Thank you, Sue.Delete
Mystical and calm are two words that came to me. Very atmospheric.ReplyDelete
Calm keeps popping up. Thanks for your response.Delete
I definitely thought "calm" when I looked at the painting, before reading the text.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rolina. So far I think the comments her on my blog and in Facebook have been unanimous for "calm".ReplyDelete
I agree, calm and mysterious are the two thoughts in my mind. I like your words as well. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you #Kathy ElliottReplyDelete
My reaction was happiness -- bubbly happiness, since it reminded me of a champagne bottle, effervescing and overflowing! Definitely happy!ReplyDelete
Susan P (not sure if this only identifies me as "Unknown".)
I love that, Susan. Makes me happy thinking about your reaction.Delete
This one has an interesting flow and rhythm, April.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sandy.Delete
Comfort and longing... beautiful April :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sheila. I can see the longing, now that you mention it.Delete