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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mixed Media Trees

Recently I taught a couple sessions of my workshop, "Fun with Fluid Acrylics." The focus was primarily acrylics that, as the name implies, come in liquid form. These paints can be used much like watercolor.  This workshop explored not only the watercolor-like properties but also how to incorporate mixed media techniques into your paintings. One of the mixed media techniques included the use of Masa rice paper.

The tree paintings shown here started with a loose dripping wash and later included rice paper for the trees and some of the foregrounds.
Family Trees by April M Rimpo






Family Trees
Mixed Media
8" X 10" in wood frame

$200









Southwest by April M Rimpo






Southwest
Mixed Media
12" X 12" mounted on 0.75in deep cradle

$375

Available at Touchstone Gallery in December








Southwest Cliffs by April M Rimpo






Southwest Cliffs
Mixed Media
14" X 11" mounted to a 0.75" deep primed board

$400














This technique can also be used to create an exciting finish across the entire painting, which you can see in Standing Tall II. 


Standing Tall II by April M Rimpo






Standing Tall II
Mixed Media
14" X 11" mounted to 1.5" deep wood cradled board

$375




If you want to learn more and see how a master uses this approach you might want to check out the book,

The Watercolor World of Cheng-Khee Chee.




More Mixed Media paintings using rice paper:



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Saturday, October 21, 2017

"Grosvenor Arch" 12"X12" fluid acrylic and watercolor

Grosvenor Arch by April M Rimpo
Grosvenor Arch
Watercolor and Fluid Acrylic
12 X 12 X 0.75" deep, wood cradle


There are numerous places in the United States southwest where you can see beautiful, red-rock arches, pinnacles, spires, and cliffs. I always find them inspiring and Grosvenor Arch in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah was no disappointment. This painting started as 22" X 14", depicting the full height of the arch, but after some time I decided it is the arch itself that fascinates me, so I decided to rework it in a square 12" X 12" format.  The the focused look brings back memories of a great trip. 


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Series: How do you feel?

Bubbling with Joy by April M Rimpo







Bubbling with Joy
Watercolor on Yupo
Varnished
12" X 12" Brushed Silver Frame

$375

Effervescent by April M Rimpo









Effervescent
Watercolor on Yupo
Varnished
12" X 12" Brushed Silver Frame

$375










United (diptych)
Watercolor on Yupo
Two 18" X 12" paintings in
24" X 18" Gold Metal Frames

$1125 for diptych






Contact April if you are interested in purchasing separately ($625 each)


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

"Fanciful" 20" X 16" fluid acrylic

Fanciful by April M Rimpo 

Fanciful
Fluid Acrylic
20" X 16" painting
27.5" X 23.5" framed with white mat

Phone: 410-461-4505
Email: info@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com 
Open: Open 6 days a week, check their website for hours

Everywhere you turn in the center of Brussels, Belgium are pinnacles, spires, amazing carvings and building facades. This particular set of spires makes me think of the castle in Disneyland and wonder what was the inspiration for that castle when it was designed. 

There was something about the juxtaposition of these apparently older buildings with more modern structures with nothing but squared or corners and deep-set windows. Perhaps if all of the buildings brandished spires they would become less special and the fantasy will diminish.  All I know is they were dreamy to me and just needed to be recreated for you through my eyes. 



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Thursday, October 5, 2017

COLORFEST - Mini Shows within BIG Show at Touchstone Gallery

April's Paintings included in COLORFEST
"Race", "Free Living", and "The Orator"
The October Member Show at Touchstone Gallery is
COLORFEST

Touchstone artists burst with color along with the Fall foliage. Get to know your local arts community as each artist displays a micro-show of selected artwork. Each artist’s personal style and color selection creates a cohesive presentations of their art and individual points of view.

It is great to have more than a single piece on exhibit this month.  I helped to hang this exhibition and love how each artist has a micro-show that holds its own within the whole of the larger exhibit.

To see larger images of these pieces go to my Touchstone Gallery artist's page.


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lakeside and Standing Tall VI 9X12 plein air paintings

Lakeside by April M Rimpo





Lakeside
Acrylic
9" X 12" in
14" X 17" frame
$325








What a perfect paint out as part of the Columbia, Maryland 50th Anniversary celebrations.  The weather could not have been better.  Temperatures ranged from 60 - 70 during the day with a lovely breeze.  The views were incredible around Wilde Lake.  Painters had the option to paint at either Wilde Lake or Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland.  The turn out by local artists was great. So many people came by while we were painting.  Such lucky residents to live near all of theses wonderful scenes. 
Standing Tall VI by April M Rimpo



Standing Tall VI 
Acrylic
12" X 9" in
17" X 14" frame


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