|"Flores", 22" X 30", by April M. Rimpo|
My first night after arriving in Guatemala I found myself sitting in the hotel’s outdoor restaurant looking across the lake at the beautiful town of Flores. The red roofs, prevalent in Guatemala, all reflected in the lake taking my breath away. I found the view terribly relaxing and I felt I could stare at it for hours, and as I recall I did. I decided to paint this scene in hopes of sharing this beautiful moment. My goal was to focus on the reflections and decided to add a person in his dugout on the lake to bring additional interest to the water. Later in my visit to Lake Atitlan, in central Guatemala, I had seen men use their dugouts on that lake. I transported one to Flores; I hope he doesn't mind. My goal is for people to feel the serenity I felt that first night in Guatemala.
22" X 30" image
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Here is the final installment on the creation of "Flores". You can see that I did add more blues and lavenders across the entire background, added a few more splashes of color and details in the city buildings, and added the man in his dugout. Other posts on this painting can be seen at