Monet Inspiration

I wonder how many artists have been inspired by Claude Monet?

How many photographers have walked through his gardens at Giverny?

I wrote a long poem about Monet, once while daydreaming about his Giverny and wondering if he might have met a fairy or two in his beautiful garden.

I think about Monet every time I paint in oils,

or take a photograph of a Water lily pond.

I think that if perhaps there had been ways of creating prints of his originals, he might not have gone blind.

Museums all over the world celebrate Monet.

Writers have written so many books, and photographs of his green bridge capture so many imaginations.

Wishing you an inspired day.  Here is a wonderful place to visit called The Foundation Claude Monet.

Please take home any image from this post, for your personal use, that speaks to your heart.

Tete said...

I always saw anger in his strokes of frenzy. He was not one of my favorite artists, but I do see his greatness. There is such an energy to his portraits. I always felt that he painted for therapy and whatever was haunting him. I see a troubled soul in his art. Is that weird, or what?

Chris Graham said...

He is truly one of my favorite artists. I developed a unit in my 4 year old classroom to celebrate his life. Their renditions of his paintings were incredible.
Your post is beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always use the best techniques to make paintings even more beautiful! I love watercolors and the lavenders in many of these paintings! Enjoy your evening! And thanks for a beautiful post! ♥

Joyce said...

Missed you today. Saw some wonderful art work.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I do love the wonderful Artwork of Monet and can see how one could be inspired by his work.
The colours were so beautiful.

Have a happy week

Cinner said...

I have always liked Monet. and all the colors. I love the oil painting you did. you are very very good Karen. Wishing you the very best week ahead. hugs.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah...the artists' artist. Like an E.E. Cummings...someone who was able to see something in a totally different way and make it so beautiful, in ways we would never imagine. I LOVE THAT SKETCH!!!Anita

Tina Eudora said...

Lovely, lovely post Karen and I have to say that the painting you did is phenomenal! The color and composition are perfect.....Claude must have been standing there cheering you on!
Have a wonderful, perfect day...
Tina xo

Vee said...

How sad for an artist to go blind or a composer to go deaf...

Monet is fabulous and his work was simply magical. I do not see anything but beauty in his art. I am drawn to it, but have no impressionism in my home other than in books. Now I find that odd.

I enjoyed your poem. I always enjoy your creativity and imagination.

Tina Eudora said...

Karen I want to thank you for coming by my blog and leaving the explanation on how to add my Etsy shop to my sidebar.
I am sad to say that I have so many things to learn about technology and so little time at my disposal some days and you really made my day. I would never have figured it out on my own!
Tina xo

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Dear Friend
There is not a time that I stop by and visit that you dont inspire me.

I so agree with you and Monet and his impact on all of us who call ourselves "artists" He brought beauty to the masses.

Thanks so much for you insight and lovely lovely post.


Kathleen Grace said...

I can see Monets influence in your own beautiful paintings Karen. I still have the wonderful cottage painting you sent me hanging in my office and I think of you each time I see it. I love the colors and textures that you created. It truly is one of my favorite pieces of art:>)