Monet's Muse (acrylic) by Niki Hilsabeck

22 × 28 in acrylic on canvas, painted for the Sojie 16 workshop

Inspired by Rhoufi’s wonderful photo:

Monet’s Garden- the Lake and the Lodge

Visit my blog to read a summary of the process of this painting or see additional works for sale.

Visit the Sojie 16 workshop to see the whole workshop including photos, translations, and guest demos!

Niki Hilsabeck is an artist from Fallbrook, whose art is mostly inspired by her impressionistic view of life in Southern California.

Niki paints from her own photo references or plein air, and usually leaves a trail of pastel or acrylic behind her.

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  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Niki!

  • Thanks Dianne!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous! Splendid creation!

  • Thank you Bunny!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Lana Wynne
    Lana Wynnealmost 3 years ago

    The lighting in this piece is gorgeous, Niki! Well done!

  • Thanks Lana!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 3 years ago

    Hi Niki, gee you really are a wonderful artist this is so beautiful and Monet’s garden…he is my favorite …you really did a great job ..your colors are gorgeous!!!

  • Thanks Sherri, hope you have a happy Fourth of July!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Nice! Great color!

  • Thanks Cindy!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 3 years ago

    Niki how gorgeous is this? Beautiful style, colours and translationn…..fabulous!!

  • Thank you so much Kathie!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks Peter!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful translation Niki – love all the flowers!

  • Thanks Terri!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufialmost 3 years ago

    Hi Niki! I love it, especially the colour mix and you triumphed with that foreground tree. You nailed the green colour variation and the brilliant flower colours. I’m a lucky photogrpaher indeed to have my photo linked to Monet’s Muse.

    Thank you so much for choosing my photo. I don’t think anything quite make me more happy about a photo of mine than to have someone translate it to traditional art. And you have done it so well.

  • Thanks so much Rhoufi, your wonderful photo was truly inspiring to me!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    Oh Niki…so so well done!!! congrats on such a stellar interpretation and execution!!

  • Thanks so much Lina!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

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