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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"The Vendor" watercolor 29.5" X 18"

The Vendor by April M. Rimpo



The Vendor
watercolor
29.5" X 18" image
36.5" X 25.5" brushed silver frame
$1200 when shipped within the United States*


The emphasis of The Vendor was the wonderful shadows cast on the vendor and his surroundings, when the late afternoon sun shone through the fence.  Shadows help convey an instant in time, which I enjoy capturing. I feel like we are glimpsing a tiny piece of life and that each viewer can fill in the story associated with this instant.

I suspect the vendor was preparing boxes in which he places the last packages of food he’ll be selling before the sun sets.  I hope people will wonder about his story and take a moment to think about the beauty of everyday events.

Taking a Break
 
by April M. Rimpo
In this painting I used hard edges to emphasize the shadows rather than using smooth transitions which may dilute the shadows.  I also used a limited color palette to keep the focus on the shadows.

The Vendor is a companion to Taking a Break which also highlights late day shadows. 

Some of my other paintings that capture an instant in time include:
  • A Day at the Fountain -where the fountain spray and children at play are frozen in time
  • Wash Day - which captures women washing their clothes in a lake
  • Heading to Market - where her blurred feet portray the speed with which this woman was walking
  • Aglow - where the contrast of bright light and sun dappling against the dark background freezes time
To see available limited edition prints check my online store. 
April standing by The Vendor,
which was hanging in the Laurel Art Guild Open Exhibition


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