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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Monet as Inspiration

I loved those Monet prints in my last blog, and thought: surely one can put more effort into your work! This was the result, when I tried that cheeky girl with the umbrella (from the previous post) in a more Impressionistic way:
"Spring Walk" by Artist Marie Theron 8x12 (300mm x 200mm)
Oil on W&N stretched cotton canvas.
Available from the artist R900 (South Africa) or $90 (USA) (plus postage)

The most difficult part was the tonal values. You want light and dark, but you still want the summery air to dissolve the forms. This is my book with the Monet print, next to my painting. It is fun to learn and still know that you are not copying anybody's work:


10 comments:

  1. Excellent work, Marie! I always love paintings with umbrellas...the lavender flowers adds to this painting..

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    1. Thank you, Hilda....the second painting is much more difficult. I persevere not wanting to have a one-time success on hand!

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  3. It is beautiful Marie, look forward to more along this line.

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  4. It is beautiful, Marie. I so love the soft colors and any palette that features green (my favorite color), blues, and violets is the best ever.

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    1. Sherry, I know. Even as a child these cool colors spoke to me!

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  5. Monet is an inspiration to all of us!! It's interesting, isn't it, how we can have such a variety of "greats" to influence our thinking and our painting?
    Be well.

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    1. Yes, it is, Marian...I have been neglecting the History of Art! Thanks for visiting!

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