For a while, I was freaking out about my big work project….Four–16ft X 28in murals and one–24ft X 28″ mural (WHICH I MUST ADD I FINISHED ON WEDNESDAY THE 13th!!!). Now, it wasn’t all of them that were giving me the heebie jeebies, it was only one that I was deeply concerned about…the garden one. Why, you may ask. Well, it’s simple. I’m a mostly a self taught artist (who has not painted
many landscapes) who knows that you can’t fake green nature…it’s just too perfect…it’s that damn Fibonacci sequence that makes plant painting so amazingly difficult. Anyhow, I connected with a friend who is an incredible artist for some advice and she recommended that I look up Henri Rousseau. She told me that my style of work is very similar stylistically to his and that I would probably have a much easier time if I studied some of his methods.
So I did.
& I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH.
I love his style, the bold colors, the simplicity, the layers…it’s how my brain thinks, in layers, what do you lay down first? Anyhow, I thought I’d share him if you weren’t already familiar with his work. He is altogether fabulous in my book!
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House on the Outskirts of Paris
The Painter and His Wife
Alleyway in the Park of Saint Cloud
Combat du Tigre
The Football Players
Bouquet of Flowers
The Storm Tossed Vessel
Horse Attacked by a Jaguar