|Back to the Barn, watercolor by April M Rimpo|
Harder Times 19” X 15” watercolor by April M Rimpo
This week I took a workshop from Linda Baker, who uses pouring in all her work. I decided it was time to take a class from an expert since my previous forays into this technique had been based on reading books and trying it on my own. I've included images in this post of one older poured painting and the one I created this week.
Although both exhibit beautiful blends of color, the new painting Harder Times glows more than Back to the Barn. Partially this is due to the pigment choices. Linda Baker is an amazing teacher and filled my head with so much great information I'm sure my work will take another step up as a result of this workshop. Since this approach is so compatible with my painting style I'm sure I'll use it in much of my work. I even plan to give it a whirl when I use fluid acrylics. I'll let you know how that turns out.