Inspired by Rousseau

Wip of a new painting, by nwpb.  

Wip of a new painting, by nwpb.  

I'm not a good painter. Actually I don't like acrylic painting so much, I do have a great admiration   for those who do it, for artists that painting is their way to express themselves and art. 

I'm not sure what it is, I think is my fear of not having control over the medium. With other mediums like watercolors and linoleum I feel very confident about the final results but not with acrylic paint. I'm sure is a matter of practice and that's why I decided to create some pieces with it.  

Wip by Nieves

Wip by Nieves

So I will start with a little bit of story and how Henri Rousseau became my inspiration. All started the last month, when I didn't feel well. I was burned, depressed and very very frustrated with everything around me.  

Then one of those days I started to remember a short travel to NYC that my partner and I have it. Those days where art days, a short trip only for museums. And one painting of Henri Rousseau came to my mind and soul.  

I don't know, but I'm sure that I always have what I call "artists angels" because in some events of my life, when I feel miserable an artist and its art appear to "save me". 

Process by Nieves

Process by Nieves

I'm sure it is my instincts, I don't know, something. After that I started reading about Rousseau's life and I started to look all his paintings. I've created a Pinterest board for inspiration and I started to take photos of nature, vibrants greens, leafs, textures, everything that reminds me connectedness and nature. Here's some pictures of what I described above. 

📷 by Nieves  

📷 by Nieves  

Photo by Nieves

Photo by Nieves

📷 by Nieves  

📷 by Nieves  

Stay tuned for more information and progress on this art journey and how will evolve.  

 

With gratitude and love,  

N.