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Thursday, July 19, 2018

By the Sea

I can this of the phrase "By the Sea" with this tune flashing through my head.

"By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!
You and me, you and me, oh how happy we'll be!"
Excerpt from "By the Beautiful Sea" from the musical "For Me and My Gal"
(Harold Atleridge / Harry Carrol) (1914)

I find paintings can work the same way. During the creation of a painting I feel like I am transported back to the place that inspired it. It always makes me smile when someone sees one of my paintings and tells me about a memory they feel when they see it.  It is the greatest thing that someone can tell me. 

So I've decided not to share my story about the paintings in this blog post and ask that you share yours with me. Please leave a comment.


Fishing Day by April M Rimpo









Fishing Day
24" X 18" Fluid Acrylic














Dockside by April M Rimpo

Dockside
5" X 31" Fluid Acrylic painting
8.5" X 34.5" wood frame that has a bit of a weathered-board appearance.


Masts on High by April M Rimpo





Masts on High
14" X 10" Watercolor

Available to Purchase - Learn more here











Below you can see how including paintings around a consistent theme can enhance a room.  

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

"La Gelateria" 24" X 18" fluid acrylic

In Situ Image includes: La Gelateria,
Percussion: A Serious Business, and A Better View
"I always think of shade as being full of light. That is why I like to use the word shade rather than light and shadow. Shade seems to play over the thing, envelop it, better define it, while shadow seems to fall on the thing and stain the surface with darks." -John Sloan
La Gelateria by April M Rimpo



















La Gelateria
24" X 18" fluid acrylic

Available for Purchase


La Gelatoria celebrates New Orleans and all the great hidden away spots throughout the French Quarter. It is a study of light from bright direct light to subtle variations in the shade. It was interesting to see how the people walking down the bright street had their heads down, trying to keep the sun out of their eyes, which those in the shade sat quietly enjoying a cup or gelato from the local shop. 

I particularly love the cast shadows from the stairs above, plus the bits of shine on the French Quarter's cast iron railings that pick up pale reflected color from their surroundings.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

"Rush Hour" 36" X 24" Fluid Acrylic


Rush Hour by April M Rimpo


Rush Hour
Fluid Acrylic
36" X 24" gallery wrapped

$2075


April Rimpo is one of 63 artists selected for Maryland Federation of Art's
 American Landscapes Exhibition
by show juror Joann Moser. Joann Moser, Senior Curator Emerita, of Smithsonian American Art Museum was the Museum’s Senior Curator of Graphic  Arts from 1986- 2016.
Rush Hour will be on exhibit August 23rd through September 2, 2018 Reception & Awards: Sunday, September 9th, 3-5pm 



ABOUT THE PAINTING
Although the traffic was at a halt, the undulation of the rolling hills, making waves of city buildings appear before us, provides a different type of motion through the city. I can only hope the drivers, who are waiting to move, can see how lovely the city is laid out before them. Even the crane, that reveals the constant change in every city, seems to add to the rhythm of city life.

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