Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monet's Japanese Garden at Giverny - 7x5, oil on panel

I sat on a bench in Monet's absolutely gorgeous garden on a lovely day in April and painted this tiny sketch with a palette knife and my fingers.  

The scene includes the famous willows, the green curved bridge and the water lilies (which do not bloom until later in the summer).  It was a glorious, sunny day and the tulips were out in force, rafts and rafts of coordinated colour everywhere.  It was easy to see why this garden was such an obsession with Monet.  An unforgettable experience.

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