The Artist Window: What I Learned from a Monet Exhibit
I went to a Monet exhibit-the later years, yesterday and I learned much from the experience.
I got back to painting today and there are several major elements I am working on.
First of all-Monet did many studies of the same thing-the great thing about this is the varieties of colors and lights and the lack of fear of failure.
I started a painting of light beyond the trees and what always happens is as I close up the distant window of trees, I start feeling uncomfortable about obscuring too much or too little. If it is just a study, it doesn’t really matter. The goal is to learn not to just create a scene.
Next is how I am always creating something and concentrating on executing it as clearly and perfectly as I can. The beauty of Monet is the free flow of color, the play of strokes and the image he captures is not necessarily a tree but the idea of a tree in a late afternoon garden.
I am excited about departing a little from my need to describe and portray everything and get it right in just one image. Now I just need to decide of all the paintings I’ve been planning-which is the most important and pressing.
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