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Saturday, October 29, 2016

"Traffic Jam" 8" X 16" fluid acrylic SOLD

Traffic Jam by April M Rimpo


Traffic Jam
Fluid Acrylic
8: X 16"
SOLD

Traffic Jam is another one of those scene that I just had to paint. The combination of the shadowed versus light areas on the hillside and the light on the ferries was mesmerizing. 

The title Traffic Jam is a bit tongue in cheek since this small town on the fjord had essentially no car traffic, but lots of ferry boat traffic. Two huge ships docked in this tiny town made me laugh, but also demonstrated how popular the tours on the fjords are. There may not be a lot of residents but there are a lot of people who want to see the pristine countryside. This was a truly beautiful place with wonderful views everywhere you looked.

Since I'm often asked about my painting process and the pigments that I use I thought I'd include that information in this post. I started by using bubble wrap to dab various soft acrylic colors throughout the tree and grass areas. This adds a lot of texture to the painting.

The Golden Soft and Medium tube acrylics (dabbed on using small bubble wrap):

  •         Diarylide Yellow (OPEN)
  •         Manganese Blue (hue)
  •         Titan Buff
  •         Naples Yellow
  •         N8 Neutral Gray
  •         Pyrrole Red Dark
  •         Leaf Green
  •         Cadmium Red Light (hue)
  •         Cobalt Blue
  •         Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  •         Phthalo Blue
  •         Indigo

Once dry I use fluid acrylics for the balance of the painting. Building color through wet-into-wet application and later I layer more colors to provide depth.


Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral watercolor mixed with Golden Fluid Matte Medium
Golden fluid acrylic – Cobalt Turquois
Davinci fluid acrylics:

  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Cadmium Red Medium (hue)
  • Leaf Green
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Cobalt Blue



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