Saturday, May 13, 2006

After Rousseau
40" x 20"
Acrylic, Oil,
Gold Leaf on Canvas

I painted this for a friend of mine. He really wanted me to recreate a Rousseau in my own style, and instead of a jungle landscape, to create a more Albertan type of lushness. Besides some compositional differences, I also painted the male form as the figure instead of Rousseau's more familiar female. It was a wonderful experience, and really helped me to stretch and push myself in some subtly different directions.


Tav said...

Aaron, this painting is absolutely beautiful. We are using it for our background now (until Jay gets too embarassed).

Aaron Paquette said...

I'm glad you like it! A lot of the little details get lost, but that's the limit of computers compared to the real thing, isn't it?

PG said...

What lovely rich colours! And such strong painting.