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Friday, May 19, 2017

Paintings at New Masters Art Gallery

New Masters Art Gallery is an exciting new gallery in Rockville, Maryland located in Artists & Makers 2 Studios at 12276 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, Maryland.  It is located on the top floor of Artists & Makers 2, with a beautifully lit, spacious gallery that supports 36 artists in the Metro DC area.  

During May 2017, April M Rimpo's paintings will be featured  along with four other artists in an exhibition called "Visual Envelopes."  Each artist brings their own view of the world to this exhibit. Below are images of April's paintings included in this exhibition; each with a link to assist you with your purchase if you see that piece that just calls out your name.

Just in time for #BikeMonth, April has several paintings with bicycles and cyclists in them.  In addition to loving to paint bicycles, April loves to share moments in time, often expressed through dramatic lighting. Madison Square Fountain is an example, as is Aglow, and Street in Sololá,                                                                        Enjoy!


Madison Square Fountain

Madison Square Fountain - $615 - Watercolor framed with a white mat
Available for purchase by clicking here




Morning in Provence
On Duty
On Duty - $450 - Fluid Acrylic gallery wrapped
Available for purchase by clicking here



Morning in Provence - $795 - Watercolor framed with a white mat

Available for purchase by clicking here



City
Plant Your Bike Here


City- $250 - Mixed Media gallery wrapped
Available for purchase by clicking here





Plant Your Bike Here - $195 - Fluid Acrylic mounted on deep wood panel
Available for purchase by clicking here


Cycling
Race

Cycling - $375 - Fluid Acrylic gallery wrapped
Available for purchase by clicking here


Race - $540 - Fluid Acrylic varnished and framed
Available for purchase by clicking here








Aglow
Ready to Roll
Ready to Roll - $995 - Watercolor and Gouache framed with a white mat
Available for purchase by clicking here

Aglow - $375 - Fluid Acrylic and Watercolor framed with a white mat
Available for purchase by clicking here




Street in Sololá
Fruit Vendors
Fruit Vendors - $975 - Watercolor framed with a white mat
Available for purchase by clicking here


Street in Sololá - $790 - Watercolor framed with a white mat
Available for purchase by clicking here





Full to the Limit

Full to the Limit - $650 - Fluid Acrylic varnished and framed
Available for purchase by clicking here



The other artists included in "Visual Envelopes" are Catherine Nickle, Brian Fisher, Jennifer Rutherford, and Galina Kolosovskaya. 

The Opening reception is on Friday, May 5, from 6 - 9 PM. 
Video of the exhibit



Interested in learning more about April's art inspirations, tips about her painting process, or art business tidbits? Want to know when her art is in exhibits? Consider joining her friends and collectors by signing up for her twice-monthly email.


Copyright April M Rimpo All Rights Reserved. You may share my work with attribution and a link to this source site, but all other uses are prohibited.

Visual Envelopes: an exhibition by a collection of five artists


Sunday, May 14, 2017

"They're Everywhere" 30" X 24" Fluid Acrylic by April M. Rimpo

They're Everywhere by April M Rimpo


They're Everywhere
Fluid Acrylic
30" X 24" image
$1725


Two of my favorite things combine in They're Everywhere: the colors of pigeons and painting with drips and splatters to create the illusion of a rocky cliff.

I know, so many people think pigeons are pests but I love their iridescent colors. I'm also amazed that no matter where I travel I see pigeons. I've done paintings of pigeons in Italy, Seattle, New Jersey, and now Colorado. 

They're Everywhere was particularly fun because of the way I created the background of this painting. I started by spraying water on the paper letting the water run in all directions, making rivers of water the went across and down the page, weaving a random pattern on the page. I then dropped on color, either with a brush or by using a pipette, and tipped the paper to make the colors blend randomly following the path of the water. I also added some splatters here and there that became the shadowed spots on the cliffs.  After drying I continued painting to refine the cliffs, but many of the random cracks in the rocks and shadows were already established from the first wet-into-wet wash.

I've included a video of me creating this painting; a time lapse over a week of painting. Enjoy!  I'd love to hear your feedback.




Interested in learning more about April's art inspirations, tips about her painting process, or art business tidbits? Want to know when her art is in exhibits? Consider joining her friends and collectors by signing up for her twice-monthly email.

Copyright April M Rimpo All Rights Reserved. You may share my work with attribution and a link to this source site, but all other uses are prohibited.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

"Freight Yard", 24" X 45" gallery wrapped acrylic and watercolor

Freight Yard by April M Rimpo
Freight Yard
acrylic and watercolor
24" X 45" varnished gallery wrapped paper
$2595

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE



I am not sure what draws me to industrial scenes,  but it is probably the colors and the structure of the equipment.  I didn't want the blue crane to blend in with the sky so I decided to use a golden, gray colored sky.  I love to use red and orange with blue to create tension with this red based analog color scheme. By using very dark values I accentuated the structure of the equipment and the train rail. Contrasting the geometric shapes of the freight yard with the soft sky and wet runs at the bottom of the painting provided an interesting balance between industrial and organic.

Freight Yard is included in North Light Books' AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color, best of acrylics. Read the press release for the book here. Below is an image of the cover and page 31, where my painting is included.


April's other industrial paintings include:
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