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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"Floral Wonderland" 8"X10" Fluid Acrylic

Floral Wonderland by April M Rimpo
Come see this painting in April's exhibit Contemporary Landscapes at the Columbia Art Center at 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, Maryland 21045 from November 10 - December 4, 2016. 

This lovely garden could have been anywhere, but it happened to be located in the Buckingham Palace Gardens. I was so drawn to these flowers while photographing them, I missed the Buckingham guard riding their horses along the road in the background. I didn't notice them until I was home and started to work through the design of the painting.

Since the color combinations the gardener selected is what drew me to the scene, I decided to discard the men on their horses and focus on the color. To recreate the thrill I felt looking at this garden, I used triad leaf green, cobalt violet, and cadmium red light(hue) for the lighter shades; and a dark triad of a blend of Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Phthalo Blue for the dark green, Dioxazine Purple for the dark purple, and Permanent Alizarin Red for the dark red.  A few touches of Quinacridone gold complement the lavender and purple hues.

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I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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