April Rimpo, Introduction to Experimental Watermedia Techniques

  • Dates: May 25, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Learn to work abstractly in fluid acrylic or watercolor, while exploring color combinations, texture and other techniques with April Rimpo

You can work abstractly in watercolor or fluid acrylic. Come learn a few approaches to loosening up your paintings, working more abstractly than in traditional realism. There's the opportunity to explore great color combinations and try out a few acrylic & gesso mediums to see how they enhance your work. You'll learn to incorporate: Drips, Abstract backgrounds, and control blooms that add interesting organic texture to your work. All levels welcomed, (18+). Students are to bring their own materials, a supply list will be provided at the time of registration. April will supply a couple of mediums to try. April M Rimpo has been involved in art to some degree her whole life. Her father and grandfather both painted so her inclination to draw came naturally. In her early twenties, she took classes from a local artist, which led to her first exhibit. Despite positive feedback, Rimpo continued to attend local classes, plus over 1000 hours of workshops from nationally and internationally known artists.

In 2012 she was able to focus on her art full-time, building technical expertise, she also had time to explore directions and find her artistic voice. In her art Rimpo shares bits of culture from the places, she has visited, depicting everyday scenes unique to that country.

Rimpo started to enter exhibitions outside MD bin 2012. Her paintings have been accepted in over 50 national or international exhibitions. Rimpo has received a variety of awards including an Excellence in Figurative. She has 6 paintings published in North Light Books, 5 paintings in Best of Acrylic, and one a Best of Watercolor book.

April Rimpo, Introduction to Experimental Watermedia Techniques