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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Patterns in Paintings - Come learn from April M Rimpo at #ECAC #artwalk

Dancers by April M Rimpo
I've found incorporating patterns into my paintings has added a lot of interest and depth to the artwork. As with all techniques I only use patterns when I think they will enhance the emotion I want to convey. Often I find patterns lend themselves to fun and happy paintings.

Here is a variety of paintings where I used patterns.

  • Dancers - uses collage and line work
King of the Roost by April M Rimpo

  • King of the Roost has an explosion of patterns using bold stamping and geometric shapes to catch the eye and pull you in

  • Fashion also uses stamps and geometric shapes but in more muted colors that push them to the background. They become secondary to the figure but are fun to explore once you notice them.
  • Fashion by April M Rimpo


    Sitting Pretty by April M Rimpo
  • Sitting Pretty uses just a few pattern to add texture to the leaves and stronger patterns to create the sunflower

Come see April Rimpo's demos on Patterns in your Paintings from noon - 6 PM during Ellicott City Art Walk
Saturday October 10th at Still Life Gallery, 5173 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD


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2 comments:

  1. I hadn't seen your sunflower before April. I love it. And your use of patterns :)

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    1. You are very observant. This is the first time I've posted the sunflower painting. So glad you like it, Sheila.

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