Tag Archives: After Henri Rousseau

Bearing Strait and Gicleé give away for new blog followers.

Bearing Strai

I have been working on this painting for quite a while. There is so much going on in this painting, that I have spent a long time trying out colors and working out variations in the  patterns and ways to accentuate the creatures that I want you to notice.

This is another painting on aqua board. I am finding this leopard keeps making an appearance in my paintings. I think I need to give him a name.


Corner detail.

This painting is sold.

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I am giving away a gicleé to one of the next 20 followers who sign up for my blog. If you are already signed up, consider asking a friend to follow my blog. Just email me who signed up and your name will be entered in this raffle.Email sign up is near the top right of the blog post and then you get an email in your spam that you must click on to activate your subscription. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed

Enjoy the beautiful weather that is coming up this week. Our witch hazels and snowdrops are blooming. Here is hoping the earth awakens in New England this week.


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Here they are, all 30 paintings in a collage.

PicMonkey Collage3Well 30 days has passed and I started 2 paintings  yesterday that I am going to turn into encaustics. I certainly think I would have gotten the award for the most variety in media on this challenge. A lot of this was experimentation for me as what I normally do takes several days to complete. The collage was made by a cool program called picmonkey.

Now I am turning back to working on my Rousseau like paintings that I will be needing for an exhibition. I usually complete a painting in a week.

Happy Ground Hog Day and happy birthday to my dear friend Patricia Barr who is working in chilly Fairbanks, Alaska!


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Gustave’s Reverie

This is a 5″ by 7″ Ink and Watercolor painting on Aqua Board of Gustave the  very mellow and friendly elephant who is dreaming about the holidays. Gustave is varnished and framed in a shadow box of black and oak. Gustave is for sale for $250. I have always continued to admire the work of Henri Rousseau and although this work is clearly in my style it is reflective of the influence of  Rousseau. Gustave can be seen at The Art Stable Gallery Westport through December 23, 2012.


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