Waterlilies (After Monet 1908)
#180101 oil on canvas 20X24 (2018)
I've found that one of the best ways to develop my painting skill is to study and emulate the work of artists I admire. I really respect the work of the French Impressionists of the mid-1800's and early-1900's. Who doesn't? The works of Pissarro, Renoir, Degas and especially Monet fascinate me and to learn their techniques, I've tried to copy some of their paintings. This painting is based on one of Monet's Waterlily works from 1908. The original hangs in The Worcester Art Museum.(Worcester, MA) I like the approach of creating reflected images in water and then "floating" elements on top of the reflections. I've tried capturing that here and in some of my own compositions.