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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Singular Sensations at CAC: Art for $200 or less

This year is Columbia Art Center's 20th Singular Sensations Holiday Art exhibition. All work is priced at $200 or less, perfect for gift giving. Opening Reception on Dec 7th, 6 - 8 PM.  The exhibit runs through Dec 14th.

I selected three glass pieces and three paintings for the event.  The paintings all have deep wood cradles that can sit on any surface and can be displayed stacked upon each other.  They are perfect for small spot, on book shelves, end tables...  You get the idea.





 





Deco Rooster
Acrylic mounted on
2" Deep Wood Cradle














Morning Song
Acrylic on Aquabord with
2" 
Deep Wood Cradle
















Egrets' Haven
Acrylic on Aquabord with
2" 
Deep Wood Cradle



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

City 10" X 10" mixed media

City by April M Rimpo
These paintings are titled "Country" and "City". My inspiration for the "City" painting came during a Touchstone Gallery reception.  I stepped outside during the reception and took some photographs of DC at night. Since I was planning a tree scene for "Country" I thought my image of one of the trees in front of the gallery lit by a street light would be a nice companion.  There were bicycles parked by the tree and those, of course, had to be included. In fact they were the reason I had taken the photograph.  This led to my decision to add a bicycle to the "Country" painting.  



City
Mixed Media
10" X 10"



Country by April M Rimpo - SOLD



Both of these paintings were started on canvas and on rice paper. The rice paper was used to create textures in the foliage. It was attached to the canvas and then I add more paint to the rice paper surface allowing the underpainting on the canvas shine through.  







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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mixed Media Trees

Recently I taught a couple sessions of my workshop, "Fun with Fluid Acrylics." The focus was primarily acrylics that, as the name implies, come in liquid form. These paints can be used much like watercolor.  This workshop explored not only the watercolor-like properties but also how to incorporate mixed media techniques into your paintings. One of the mixed media techniques included the use of Masa rice paper.

The tree paintings shown here started with a loose dripping wash and later included rice paper for the trees and some of the foregrounds.
Family Trees by April M Rimpo






Family Trees
Mixed Media
8" X 10" in wood frame

$200









Southwest by April M Rimpo






Southwest
Mixed Media
12" X 12" mounted on 0.75in deep cradle

$375

Available at Touchstone Gallery in December








Southwest Cliffs by April M Rimpo






Southwest Cliffs
Mixed Media
14" X 11" mounted to a 0.75" deep primed board

$400














This technique can also be used to create an exciting finish across the entire painting, which you can see in Standing Tall II. 


Standing Tall II by April M Rimpo






Standing Tall II
Mixed Media
14" X 11" mounted to 1.5" deep wood cradled board

$375




If you want to learn more and see how a master uses this approach you might want to check out the book,

The Watercolor World of Cheng-Khee Chee.




More Mixed Media paintings using rice paper:



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