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Friday, November 12, 2021

Watch our exhibition come to life

Top Row: Elaine Weiner-Reed's Painting
Bottom Row: April Rimpo's Paintings

The happy artists,
Elaine Weiner-Reed and April M Rimpo
  

It's Like Magic!

The arrival of 

PORTRAITS OF LIFE: Once Upon a Story

with April M Rimpo and Elaine Weiner-Reed

We wish it was this fast to install an exhibition. Between the two days there was at least 5 of us working on installing my and Elaine Weiner-Reed's exhibition at Baltimore County Arts Guild's venue The Clubhouse.  That doesn't include the countless hours selecting the work and deciding how to pair each piece to make them all shine.  Watch and enjoy this time-lapse film of part of the installation.

Portrait's of Life: Once Upon a Story

Join us at the reception tomorrow, Saturday, November 13, from 3 - 5PM.

The Clubhouse

10 St Timothy Lane

Catonsville, MD

Park on the North side of the building and enter from there.  The entrance on the East end is currently closed. 

My thanks to all those who helped us make this a reality. You know who you are.

Video: Thanks to Lorraine Imwold

Installation Day
At Left: Duane Winfield with Elaine's painting
Above: Lorraine Imwold
  

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Saturday Watercolor Studio classes at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Watercolor painting of sheep grazing in a field by woods in Autumn

As one of the feature artists at HorseSpirit Art
s Gallery show "Lines and Curves" I did a demonstration of watercolor painting at the gallery. There were five people who attended and to my surprise most stayed for the full three hour session.  I am used to people coming buy, watching for 15 minutes, then wandering off to check out other things in the gallery, but this set of people were full of questions. I love it when that happens so I know that what I am sharing is what they want to understand. 

I demonstrated four different paintings at different stages of completeness so I could show how watercolors build from one layer to the next.  The gallery manager captured some of the session on video that I am sharing here.


In the last few months the gallery had asked me to return as a teacher in their classroom on the second floor of the gallery.  When four the those who watched the demonstration also asked Robin Holliday, owner and curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, whether I had classes at the gallery, she asked again about teaching.

I'm happy to say we found some dates that worked for me and the gallery, so I'll be teaching a Watercolor Studio class starting in January. There will be four 3-hour sessions, where artists can work on their own projects under my guidance. I will do demonstrations both to teach some skills and to help give examples the students request to assist with their paintings. Learn more at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery's Eventbrite site.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

"Preserving a Time" Watercolor 20" X 10" by April M Rimpo

Preserving a Time © April M. Rimpo

Preserving a Time
Watercolor
20" X 10" painting


One of my favorite quotes about art is by Ivan Lissner, who said, "The secret of great art - to rob the moment of its impermanence." That was my goal with Preserving a Time. Sometimes Mother Nature puts on such a vibrant show that I must capture it. That was the case when the sky started to turn behind the beautiful clock tower. A gorgeous setting made better by the way the light enhanced the clouds with beautiful lavender and coral shades that picked up the color of the roof and shadows thrown by the trees. I amplified the sky and created a taller tree to cast a larger shadow on the building. I will remember this forever and hope my painting brings back wonderful memories for you of similar places painted by nature.

Enjoy my time-lapse video of me creating this painting below.

Interested in April's artwork or taking one of her classes? Consider becoming a Studio Friend by signing up for her weekly email. April segments her newsletter so you can select topics you'd like to hear about when you sign up. For those who Select the General Interest topic you will receive emails about twice-monthly. If you are only interested in classes, then the emails will be much less frequent discussing upcoming classes and how to register. Thank you for your support of April M Rimpo Art. Oh, and please be sure to click on the link in a second email to verify your interest in joining my newsletter. Without the verification you will be left in a limbo state where you will not receive my emails and I can't complete the verification on your behalf. If you receive a response that you are already subscribed, email me to confirm and I can send you a different link to update your profile and get the verification email resent to you.
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