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Thursday, September 19, 2019

"Protectors" 24" X 12" Watercolor

Protectors Watercolor 24" X 12"
by April M Rimpo

Not far from Buckingham Palace in London, we saw these two on horseback. Assume they were part of the palace guards. It was after the celebration of the Queen's birthday, so it could have been some of those riding in the parade. This was the calm after the parade that contained lots of regalia. It must be the humidity in the air that made all the flowers and trees feel fresh and soft. It was a lovely place.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

11 days into a 30 day challenge

I found out about this challenge after the first 2 days were compete, so I've got 9 images for the first 11 days. Unlike painting a day challenges where you are supposed to finish a painting per day, in this the goal is simply to do something artistic each day.  No requirement to complete anything.  However, I've used this as an opportunity to complete a variety of small works with only two requiring two days. One had been started before the challenge, but wasn't very far along. I hope you enjoy the variety. I certainly have enjoyed bouncing around on subject matter. 


September 2019 - First 9 days of 28 day Creativity Challenge
  • Day 1 (for me) - Day's Journey - Watercolor - 14" X 11" 
  • Day 2 -  Beginning of Village by the Sea, started as a demo piece in a Fluid Acrylic workshop - 21" X 15" 
  • Day 3 - Village by the Sea, completed - Fluid Acrylic - 21" X 15"
  • Day 4 - Beginning of Family Ties - Watercolor - 7" X 5"
  • Day 5 - Mounted 3 watercolor paintings in preparation for varnishing
  • Day 6 - Sketch of Willow trees and swans - concept drawing for painting
  • Day 7 - Finished Family Ties - Watercolor - 7" X 5"
  • Day 8 - Flowers of Fall - Watercolor - 24" X 6"
  • Day 9 - Heading North - Watercolor - 4" X 4" X 2" block

I think my next painting will be a more typical larger painting that I might submit to an exhibition, if it comes out well enough.  We'll see what happens.


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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Art Reception of Work by Students and Faculty at Columbia Art Center

Student/Faculty Show at Columbia Art Center

April's paintings included in this exhibit are:
Coming in for a Landing, Family Day, and A Cheery Place

Join me at the Opening Reception and Pot Luck on Sept 14, 2-4pm. On the evening of the reception there is an opportunity to vote on your favorite work. An award will be granted to the artist with the most votes. 

This exhibition celebrates the work of the Students of Columbia Art Center. Attend the reception and vote on your favorite student piece. 2-D and 3-D art will be on display. April plans to have 3 paintings representing her Fun with Fluid Acrylics classes taught earlier this year.


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