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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Energy - Day 15 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days

Energy Part III by April M Rimpo

Half way through the challenge and here is the completion of my triptych Energy.

The composite painting is pose seven in Sun Salutation, the Cobra. I've learned the breathing exercise in this pose activates the sacral chakra (energy center) between the belly button and pelvis. Some sources associate this chakra with yellows and other with orange. I decided to focus on yellow and include some orange colors as well. The breathing exercise in this pose is said to radiate personal power, self esteem, willfulness, and energy. 
Energy Triptych by April M Rimpo

My goal was for my paintings to issue forth a sense of personal power and energy.

Fluid Acrylic

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

Dimensions as laid out about 17" X 17"


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. Replies
    1. oh, oh that interesting word. I'll take it as positive. smiling

  2. Love your palette and purpose :)

  3. Thanks, Sheila. This yellow series was actually a struggle for me.

  4. April,
    I like the concept and love that you are focusing on energy. It's interesting to see it as a whole.

    1. Thank you. Making the whole work while the pieces working independently has been an challenge in and of itself. I think I've succeeded on most, but not all.

  5. Ahhh, it all becomes clear now - a super idea for a series, very clever and inspiring!

    1. Thank you, Rolina. My mind likes puzzles and figuring how to present those puzzles to others. However, it has kept the 30 in 30 a fun undertaking.

  6. I love the joining of these, especially the red-line framing as both accent and continuity.

    1. You have a great artistic eye. Have you started classes yet?

  7. Self-esteem Selfie

    Midway through the challenge
    a self-esteem midriff
    selfie, warm toned
    and allegorical,
    yogagorical, too,
    a fun tripping triptych.


I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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