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.

Gratitude's Companion
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,850

Tulip Twinkle
6" x 6" , acrylic painting
$250

NM Place of Rest
24" x 30" , acrylic painting
$1,175


Pinnacle of Sand
6" x 6" , acrylic painting
$250

Happy to be Here
6" x 6" , acrylic painting
$250

Springtime Tulips
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,850


Serpentine @ Edgewood
24" x 36" , acrylic painting
$1,425

Being Curious
48" x 36" , acrylic painting
$2,850


The Softening
12" x 12" , acrylic painting
$475

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!