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Monday, January 19, 2015

Devotion - Day 19 of the #jan30in30 Challenge

Devotion IV, 8" X 8" fluid acrylic by April M Rimpo
Final day for the Devotion series. At left is the fourth panel. This panel was the only part of the figure that had none of the blue pants, so I made sure to add a variety of blues in other areas to make all four panels balanced and feel like one when brought together into the quadriptych.

I really enjoyed working with violet in this series.  Violet and yellow look great together, but can turn to ugly "mud" colors if you aren't careful to let them dry before applying them next to or on top of each other.

Below you can see the full four panel painting Devotion. This yoga pose, Downward Facing Dog, has always looked a bit like bowing down, so it really fit in with the overall color of the chakra and the many interpretations of violet and purple that I found (as discussed in the Day 16 blog post. 

Devotion Quadriptych, 20 X 17" fluid acrylic by April M Rimpo

Now that you see the whole pose you see what appeared in Day 16 and 17 to be a bit like the earth and outer space, was really her "bottom".  Many of the lines suddenly outline parts of her form and are not just random, but I must say I loved the interpretations that everyone had for the lines in previous posts. They made me feel like I was definitely succeeding in making each segment an interesting painting while still communicate the broader theme. Thank you for the positive feedback.

Devotion quadiptych
Fluid Acrylic

Composed of four 8" X 8" gallery wrapped and varnished paper panels

Dimensions as laid out about 20" X 17"

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Links to posts with each completed yoga pose:
  • Inspiration - Acceptance, expression, trust, supernatural (Sun Salutation - Salute/Mountain)
  • Stability - Survival, self-sufficiency, stability, lively, and confident (Sun Salutation - Forward Bend)
  • Perception - Emotional and mental intelligence, intuition, psychic, and super-natural (Sun Salutation - Lunge)
  • Energy - Warm, personal power, self esteem, willfulness, and energy (Sun Salutation - Cobra pose)
  • Devotion - Clairvoyance, psychic senses, selflessness, devotion (Sun Salutation - Downward Facing Dog)
  • Awakening - Awaken, love, compassion, acceptance, trust, growth, renewal, and peaceful with inner strength (Sun Salutation - first and last pose)
And thanks again to Leilie Saeta for sponsoring this challenge.  

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  1. It is wonderful to see your completed vision. Now I understand the directional black lines and the piece as a whole. It seems your choice of colors fit well with the Yoga pose, Nice work.

    1. Thank you. Lots of pre-planning on these little paintings.

  2. So interesting seeing each of them individually, and then come together. :)

    1. It ahs been fun for me and glad to hear they are fun for others.

  3. Fabulous! I just love them together like this and LOLing at the bottom being the one that looked like outer space - hilarious. They do stand well on their own and work great together too. Very clever!

    1. You were not alone, Rolina. I'm glad they work alone and together. Sometimes the best laid plans do NOT work out.

  4. Oh my goodness! That's SO cool to see them grouped like that! Wow, April, I am really in awe of your inventiveness and how you express so much with your work!

    1. Thank you, Katherine. I guess this daily painting experiment has been successful.


I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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