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Friday, June 17, 2016

Flight 16" X 24" Fluid Acrylic

Flight by April M Rimpo
Flight
Fluid Acrylic
16" X 24"

Having completed several urban scene paintings recently I was in need of a looser, more interpretive painting. Flight is the result. I did start with some of my reference photos, but they served as a jumping off point. They provided the overall flow of the image, but I chose one of my favorite color schemes for the painting, not worrying about the reference colors.  I also wanted a good value plan, providing and interesting pattern of lights and darks. Below is an image of the painting in black and white, letting you see the values more easily.


Using black & white images to check your values
Although I started with a value plan I take photographs of my art each day as I work on a painting. To check the values I open the photo in Photoshop® and use "Desaturate" to turn the image into black and white (as shown at left). This way I can make sure I am achieving the light and dark values that I desire. 

The darks and lights help move your eye through the painting and add a great deal of energy to the finished piece.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Coming in July - April's Solo Exhibit "Summer in the City"

"Summer in the City" my solo exhibit from July 6 - July 28

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 Save the Date for the Opening Reception: July 8, 2016 from 6-9PM


A few of the paintings included in this exhibit are shown here. Watch Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more previews on the exhibit.



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