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Saturday, July 18, 2020

A Glint of the Sun, watercolor 14" X 11"

Artwork by Maryland Artist, April M Rimpo, landscape in watercolor on canvas
A Glint of the Sun ©  April M Rimpo

A Glint of the Sun
Watercolor on Canvas
14" X 11" in black frame


A Glint of the Sun shows a chicken coop on my neighbor's property. The chickens tend to stay in the back of the property so I seldom see them, except when they wander out onto our shared private road. I’ve been wanting to paint this barn since we moved here 23 years ago. I’ve taken dozens of photos but none showed the barn well. In March I went out for a morning walk, not my normal time, and there the barn stood in its glory with the sun shining on the roof. I finally got some long awaited photos of the barn. It was worth the wait. I hope you enjoy the painting as much as I rejoiced being able to finally share this view with others.

I chose a spring green, purple, and red/orange color scheme for this painting. I find this color scheme dramatic and cheerful at the same time. I find it very appealing and hope you too will find this to be a joyful and cheerful spot that you love to periodically visit.


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"Keeping Us Fed", Watercolor, 15" X 7" with black frame

Keeping Us Fed © April M Rimpo

Keeping Us Fed
Watercolor
15" X 7" with black frame


I’m grateful for the food industry: from the farmers, the food processors, those who deliver our food to market, and restaurants that prepare food for our consumption. It would be a very different life for most of us if these didn’t exist.  This is my nod to those who toil and persevere to keep us fed.

The stacks of flour needed to constantly supply the kitchen drew me to this scene. Their subtle color shift from one bag to the next was gorgeous to my eye so my camera came out to capture the lovely variation. The wonder pastel shades somehow enforced the beauty of what these people do for all of us.


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Friday, July 17, 2020

"A Heavy Load" 24" X 45" Fluid Acrylic © April M Rimpo

A Heavy Load  24" X 45" acrylic painting © April M Rimpo

A Heavy Load
Acrylic
24" X 45" painting
in a 27” X 48” silver frame


Visiting a farm to purchase some fresh food can also be inspiring as an artist.  I was there during apple picking time and the trees were loaded with fruit. This tree leaned heavily under the weight of the fruit but was strong and looked like it had withstood years of producing food.  The hard work done by farmers to continually work for the betterment of all.  Like this tree they have taken on a heavy load of their own. This painting acknowledges their pledge to us and to the earth. We have a lot to be thankful for.

Here you can see April painting two parts of this painting



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