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Monday, April 29, 2019

"Letting Loose" 20" X 32" Watercolor


Letting Loose a watercolor by April M Rimpo
Letting Loose
Watercolor
20" X 32" painting


On exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House May 9 - June 8, 2019

The enthusiasm of musicians during a concert, giving their all to the audience, is the subject of Letting Loose. Not only their enthusiasm but also their joy in delivering their best is revealed in their expressions. The lighting of the stage made them appear like they were emerging from darkness, partially obscuring the equipment behind them on stage.

I preserved a few reflections off microphones, drum sets, and other equipment by using a thin mixture of gesso and liquid acrylic medium. These partially masked areas allowed me to complete the background using quick gestural brushwork and highly saturated watercolor paint. Working fast was essential to achieving vibrant colors, imitating the multicolored lights moving about the stage. My energy in applying  paint reminded me of the musicians’ movements during their performances.   


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