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Thursday, March 17, 2016

April's Artwork in AcrylicWorks3: Celebrating Textures

April's paintings are on p32 and 37
Last spring I decided to enter a competition to have some of my fluid acrylic paintings included in this Best of Acrylics book by North Light. I entered two paintings and forgot about it.  I assumed my chances were low given the number of people who enter these competitions. But to my surprise not only one but both of the paintings I entered were selected to be included in AcrylicWorks3: Celebrating Texture.

The first step after learning my work was selected was to provide high resolution images for printing in the book and text describing my approach. The text is published with each piece. 

The paintings are shown in thumbnail size below. But you can see a preview of the book that includes my work on pages 32 plus 36 & 37. Page 32 has the landscape Struggles in the Southwest. Both the use of light and texture were critical to the success of this painting. The description for Moving Up is provided on page 36 with the image on page 37. Moving up is in the Figures chapter.  

The book is currently available as an ebook. The hardcover version will be released in April, how appropriate.  Let me know if you would like a signed copy of the book by contacting me here.
Struggles in the Southwest by April M Rimpo

Moving Up by April M Rimpo

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Laurel Art Guild at Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County is a lovely place to stroll or just sit and enjoy the gardens. But that is not all, Brookside Gardens has held art exhibits in their Visitors Center for years and this tradition currently includes an exhibit of artwork by Laurel Art Guild members.  The exhibit will be on display through March 27th.

Here are images of many of the pieces included in this exhibit.




Gardens: sunrise - sunset.
Visitors Center: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Conservatories: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking: The Brookside Gardens Visitors Center parking lot is open on weekends, but may be closed on weekdays as they continue construction at the gardens. Weekdays visitors can continue to park in the conservatory parking.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

FIGURE 8 PLUS 1: Opening Reception

Group Wall has examples
of each artist's work
Touchstone Gallery held the Opening Reception for a small group exhibit titled FIGURE 8 PLUS 1 on March 4th.  Eight 2-dimensional artists plus one sculptor explore the human form in a variety of media. The exhibit includes contemporary art in oil, acrylic, photograph, pen and ink, ceramic sculpture, and watercolor.
The artists (left to right)
Janathel Shaw, Steve Alderton, Dana Bratman, Gail Vogels, April M Rimpo,Timothy Johnson, and Shelley Lowenstein 

Unable to attend the reception were artists: Michael Lang and Paula Lantz, who were missed.

Great crowds attended the opening reception and asked a lot of questions about the artwork. I know I enjoyed explaining the stories about my inspiration and my painting techniques and based on the grins on the other artists' faces I know they too had a wonderful time.  

Enjoy these photos from the reception. If you missed it, there will be another chance at the Artists Talk on March 19th, starting at 2PM.



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