|Parade Play by April M Rimpo|
27" X 28" painting
42" x 42" mat and frame
Parades and New Orleans come hand-in-hand. We
all know the crowds that come to watch these parades, but for me the painting is
all about the musicians and local dignitaries who participate. I love the
clothing and colors showcased in these parades: purple and orange always being
prevalent. Wanting to represent the music and energy of these events without
including the crowds led me to consider how to “show” the music and help you
“hear” it in my painting, resulting in the burst of color and “confetti” shown.
Although not a conscious decision to leave out people because of the pandemic I
can’t help but wonder if that may have been in the back of my mind as a quiet
Knowing there were 466 images submitted for this exhibition, I am honored that Parade Play was selected by juror Anne Abgott for the Baltimore Watercolor Society's 2021 Mid-Atlantic Exhibition to be presented from June 12 - August 31.
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