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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Traffic Jam III, 3" X 24" fluid acrylic

Traffic Jam III by April M Rimpo
Traffic Jam
Fluid Acrylic
3" X 24" image
$260

My inspiration started in Amsterdam. Bikes raced along the bike lanes, which were typically wider than pedestrian sidewalks, running parallel to most roads. When crossing a street you had to remember not only to check the roads for traffic but also a final check of the bike lanes before getting to the sidewalk. The traffic in the bike lanes often moved much faster than car traffic and were actually the trickiest part of the crossing.

However any time you have a lot of traffic there are traffic jams during "rush hour." It was no different for the cyclists in Amsterdam. This painting, was the result of traveling by a long line of bikes that were stopped waiting for a light change to cross the car traffic. I had fun, adding in one person who actually turned around because she knew she had some time to wait.

This wide but short format was fun to try out. I see more in this format in my future.




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Sunday, July 9, 2017

"Follow Your Dreams" 16" X 7" Fluid Acrylic

“New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying, I want to be a policeman, or I want to be a fireman, he says, I want to be a musician.” – Alan Jaffe, Jazz Musician and Founder of Preservation Hall
Follow Your Dreams
by April M Rimpo



Follow Your Dreams
16" X 7" 
Fluid Acrylic

$340 plus shipping

I think the quote from Alan Jaffe says it all about this painting.  This young man was high school age, playing in the streets of New Orleans during the French Quarter Jazz Fest. 

We saw street musicians from barely ten years old up to very accomplished masters, who added to the "official" music of Jazz Fest. The area in Jackson Square, just outside one of the official stadiums of the Fest, seemed like a favorite spot. Three kids, ranging from 10 - early teens sat down next to us one day, placed their plastic buckets upside down in front of them, and drummed away for the public.  They were really good.  I didn't photograph them, but will never forget them. 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

"Together" 20" X 16" fluid acrylic

Together by April M Rimpo


Together
Fluid Acrylic
20" X 16" image
in 26" x 23" brushed silver frame

$775

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There were lots of people out on the fishing wharf, but this man and his son were the ones to catch my eye. They had found a quiet spot where they were essentially fishing alone. It looked like this little boy was anxious to join in with his Dad. The water in the Gulf of Mexico was rough that day, due to the wind, but the temperatures were warm and the breeze felt good.  I find I can nearly transport myself back in time when I paint, the memories are that clear. I hope this scene brings back your own memories of a day by the water. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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