I love Henri Rousseau's work and this piece is influenced by his stormy jungle piece that includes a tiger. There are many, many layers, too many to remember. I started this piece with gelli papers that I created. My Rousseau
is foreboding, but I hope the animal in the background is safe. I may put a lightning bolt in the spread later on.
Very Rousseau! Rich and wonderful.
Regarding layers: I keep writing myself messages to keep a note of how I did it. Only to forget again and be left at the end wishing to repeat a 'look' w/o any clue how to go about it. Talk about reinventing the wheel. I often visit the original Rousseau in our National Gallery - Rousseau is one of my favourites too. I hadn't noticed before today that it has an alternative title (Surprised) - is the tiger surprised by the rain or what?
That is awesome!
The layering here is brilliant!
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