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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Water Sprite 24" X 24" watercolor

Water Sprite a 24" X 24" watercolor by April M Rimpo
Water Sprite
Watercolor
24" X 24"

Water Sprite is a tribute to a friend who loves fish. I know this because she bought a painting I did of fish and explained how much she enjoys them. She clarified that she did not mean she liked eating them. When she told me this, my thoughts immediately turned to doing a painting of her swimming with fish with a smile from ear-to-ear.  

Shortly before this conversation I had started a series of paintings with a goal accentual the inner story of a person. The story may be something few people or know or well known. Sometimes these inner stories are my reaction to the person, in other words, how I feel about them. So does that make it my inner story about the person?  Maybe not, but my point is that these are not traditional portrait but something deeper.  I hope you enjoy this painting and the others in this series. 

Water Sprite was selected for the Northwest Watercolor Society's Waterworks Unchained exhibition. An online exhibit to be on display April 28 - September 12.

Other paintings in this series include:



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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Looking Back - Watercolor on 10" X 10" Aquabord


Looking Back a 10" X 10" Watercolor on Aquabord
by April M Rimpo
Looking Back
Watercolor on Aquabord
10" X 10"
Varnished and in a Black Wood Floater Frame


Looking Back is inspired by the Arizona Living Pioneer Museum in Pioneer, AZ. The museum has changed drastically since I took this photo. We were there in the 1980s when I remember only a single museum building with no one dressed in historic clothing.  I'm not sure if all of this equipment is still scattered behind what was the main museum building. Nothing like capturing the history of a history museum. You know I love capturing light in my photos. We must have been there mid-day and the intense Arizona sun poured down on this old equipment creating a great contrast between the tops of things, such as the seats and wheels, with dark shadow essentially everywhere else.  Of course, rust also turns quite dark over time, looking nearly black, but you can still see here and there the burnt orange color of rust.
I was particularly enthralled with the small distant building and had to include that since it was so vivid in my memory. We never knew the story behind that building.


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Monday, November 18, 2019

"Nature's Paintbrush" watercolor on Aquabord by Ampersand, 12" X 12"

Nature's Paintbrush, watercolor by April M Rimpo
Nature's Paintbrush
Watercolor on Aquabord
Varnished and Framed in Black Wood Floater Frame


I love the effects of nature and time on things around us. They take items made by man and turn them into beautiful glistening objects. Perhaps no longer functional for their original purpose, but they tell a story of their time in the world. I captured this moment in the journey of the bucket and can of nails, but no doubt not the end of their life; nature isn't finished with them.



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