Franklin Art Association May 3, 2023 Demo Artist: Nan Rumpf
The FAA is pleased to announce that Watermedia artist Nan Rumpf will be presenting at the upcoming 6:30 p.m., May 3rd monthly meeting at the Franklin Senior Center.
Nan Rumpf’s paintings have been exhibited at Museums in Framingham, Concord, Attleboro, and Duxbury.
She recently had a painting accepted into the American Watercolor Society’s International show in New York City and the New England Watercolor Society’s National Show in Gloucester. She has been a visiting artist at Framingham State and Medfield High School. She was one of twenty artists chosen across the country to have a painting included in the Watercolor Artist magazine’s Best of 2021 in watercolor. She currently teaches classes in Wellesley, Needham, and Bedford and New Art in Newton. She is a board member of the WSA, and a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.
The process of painting is what most fascinates me. I like to see how watercolors and other water media react to different painting surfaces and interact with each other. Does the surface affect the edges of a puddle … the flow of the paint … the granulation? Does acrylic paint provide a natural resist for watercolor? Experimenting with different methods to obtain accidental texture appeals to me. What happens when you pour liquid watercolor through objects placed on top of the paper?
These experiments give me something to respond to and motivate me to continue experimenting with different painting techniques and compositions as I develop each painting. After the first experimental layer, I walk around the painted surface and look at it from different sides until I see something that I want to emphasize or see a shape that I want to develop. Sometimes a theme begins to present itself and I go with it. Making one change often strongly suggests the next. I am attempting to capture the essence of form, shape, color and value from my observations, memories, and imaginings and to explore new artistic territories.