|Basket Maker, 27.5" X 20.5", by April M. Rimpo|
When I travel I take thousands of photographs of the area. In fact I am so focused on the beauty of the area that I take few pictures of the people I am traveling with; something that I regret in hindsight. I photographed the man making the basket but, like many of my painting source photos, I had no idea how to paint this subject at the time. It was 4 years after taking the photo that I finally felt I had the skills I needed to accomplish the vision in my head. I knew I wanted to keep him in front of the stone wall, but had to do some shifting and rearranging to make a better design. The basket maker was in the shadow of the building so I also had to brighten the scene a little and reduce the shadow on his face.
fluid acrylic and watercolor
27.5" X 20.5" image, matted in brushed silver frame