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Friday, June 26, 2020

"Let's Dance" 24" X 20" watercolor

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Let's Dance, watercolor © April M Rimpo


Let's Dance

watercolor on watercolor paper
mounted, varnished and framed

24" X 40" painting in 26" X 42" frame


LMy My My inspiration for Let’s Dance came from a trip to New Orleans during the French Quarter Jazz Fest. A great festival with 21 stages from small ones like this stage set up next to the French Market to very large stadiums. A portable dance floor was in front of the stage encouraging everyone to dance. The central couple appeared to be professional dancers and their movements and energy motivated me to paint the scene. I had fun brightening it up with color to reflect the energy I felt while watching the dancers and listening to the lively music.

Whether you are a dancer or like me enjoy watching other’s dance I hope you enjoy this painting and the story of the day.

This painting was selected for the prestigious Baltimore Watercolor Society's 2020 Online Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition. Paintings are available through the artists and available upon completion of the purchase.  No waiting for the end of the exhibition.


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Saturday, May 30, 2020

"Graceful Embrace" watercolor by April M Rimpo



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Monday, May 11, 2020

Moment to Relax, 15.5" X 15.5" watercolor on Aquabord

Guatemalan Girl by April M. Rimpo
Moment to Relax
watercolor
15.5" X 15.5" on varnished Aquabord
$525

Available through HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
info@horsespiritartsgallery.com
301-490-2001
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com


Normally I paint on watercolor paper, but not so for Guatemalan Girl.  Ampersand™ has a product called Aquabord that has a deep cradle made from 2" birch plywood strips that are attached flush with the back edge of the pane.  They make a nice presentation, so framing is not required.  The medium on the board is designed for use with aqueous media.  I found it had some of the same properties as watercolor paper, but I did have to be careful about how long I worked on an area to keep it from getting too soft.  When the painting was complete I varnished the surface so it can hang without glass.

I wanted to fragment the image so I chose 5" square aquabord and designed the piece so each segment would be an interesting painting in its own right.  The exact placement of her body in each frame was carefully crafted to create interesting abstract in each panel.

I considered an exhibit where each segment could be purchased separately.  If sold separately the girl would be shared among the various buyers.  It would be interesting to bring the buyers together to meet and foster new relationships through my art.

The more I thought about the logistics I feared it would be very difficult to hang the segments so they remain properly aligned when hung as a whole.  It seemed like aligning the segments might be a nightmare for me and the gallery, so in the end I attached the 9 panels to a sheet of Plexiglas and drill a slotted hole in the Plexiglas where it could be hung from a nail. 

I still like the idea of displaying art so separate pieces form one image while the individual works are sold separately.  Perhaps if I do this as a single line of paintings instead of a square of nine paintings the logistics of hanging would be reduced.  Let me know what you think about this idea.


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