|More Beautiful with Age watercolor by April M. Rimpo|
More Beautiful with Age
22" X 29" image
29" X 36" brushed silver frame
I find just about anything can be an inspiration for a painting. My husband has apparently learned this with time because he no longer questions me about why we had to drive back to a given place. I hope this is because he likes the result when I finally get around to doing the painting, but it may simply be easier to go along with it than to challenge my inspiration.
I have even found when traveling with other artists that what draws my eye is not the same things that draws their eye. I went for a drive one late afternoon with a fellow artist who was taking the same workshop as I. We were out getting the lay of the land with no particular destination, so I kept stopping to take pictures of the birds, landscape, houses, whatever caught my eye. As we were returning to the hotel where we were staying I stopped one more time to photograph an egret in the marsh. She had not seen the bird and mentioned how amazed she was at all the things I see; especially since I was the one driving. You may be thinking you don’t want to be anywhere near me when I am driving; that I am a road hazard. Well I think I am safer than other artists I know, since I do this in very rural locations and I do pull over to the side of the road to take the pictures. A short walk to get back to the location is not unusual. I know some of my artist friends have actually figured out how to take pictures when driving down the highway. Yikes! I guess it is all relative.
Well I hope the crazy inspiration for this painting makes you smile and maybe even takes you to a place in your past. Let me know about what inspires your work.
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