Artist

Rebecca Bangs
San Carlos, California

Rebecca Bangs starts each painting with a photo of something that inspires her, usually an image of nature, a flower or a landscape taken while on a hike. She then decides the scale of the piece and the color of the underpainting (usually black). Using liquid acrylics and small bright brushes, she begins layering the many dots that make up her compositions. Most of her finished paintings include about 7 layers of paint. This process takes time, concentration and precision. Pointillism relies on the mind of the viewer to blend the dots of color into a fuller range of tones. As Rebecca places each spot of color next to another, it affects the way the colors appear. In the end, she creates something that up close looks much different than when viewed from far away. The realization that the painting is made up of hundreds of small dots is a wonderful surprise. Rebecca is inspired by the quiet, joyful moments of life facilitated by aesthetic beauty, a hilltop view or a sunset. It is clear that she finds great pleasure and solace is this meticulous artistic process.

Artist and Customer Comments


Rebecca Bangs 11/21/2016 | 3:04 PM

I will be holding an open studio, along with 27 other artists at The Art Center of Redwood City & San Carlos, Sunday December 4th from noon - 5pm. 1700 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA. If you would enjoy seeing all of the lovely pointillism textures in person, feel free to stop by. There is always a good time to be had during open studios! All the best... Rebecca

Rebecca Bangs 8/8/2016 | 11:45 PM

Karen, You are most welcome. And, thank you for your kind words. It was such a welcome pleasure to come back into the world of wifi after vacation and find your note in my email. I'm so happy "The Softening" has found a happy home with you! :-) Best regards, Rebecca

commentsThe Softening
K Burke 8/7/2016 | 8:58 AM

I purchased this lovely painting. From a distance, it appears as a fresh, soft bloom; but closeup you can see the thousands of dots making up the greater picture. I can only imagine the amount of time it took to paint this beautiful piece! Thank you so much!

Being Curious
by REBECCA BANGS


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2014

48" h x 36" w x 2" d
7 lbs. 8 oz.

$2,850


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This is my first foray into figurative work with pointillism. I wanted to see if I could capture a sense of person while working around the need for simplification that pointillism sometimes requires. The scene is one from when my daughter was three and playing on the beach in the Mayan Riviera. It's an image that stayed in my head for many years and quietly insisted on being painted. Any time I think of trying something new for the joy of it, I think of this image and way of being. Compared to some of my other work, I intentionally kept the color palette very simple to give the sense of the beach as well as highlight the exploratory actions of a typical toddler. A light sprinkling of gold and silver gel gloss medium add to the magical feel of the scene.

Can we keep this level of curiosity and wonderment as adults?

This piece is on a gallery wrapped with the sides finished in a glossy gel gloss + black gesso combination. It comes wired and ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

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