Autumn with Monet
11x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas
Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series
Well, it's been awhile since I have posted a new painting.
So much to get caught up on and have enjoyed the beautiful
winter this year in the Pocono Mountains. Just enough light snow
to lay a beautiful white blanket over the landscape....then gone!
The temperatures have been amazing and the birds are already back
on the lake loudly chattering early in the morning. It was so beautiful
on Sunday that we had our coffee on the deck and made our seasonal
plans for more restoration on our chalet. It has been quite and chore and
ongoing project for many years changing a vacation home into a primary
home. That's what we get for doing it all ourselves.
Autumn is my very favorite time of the year, especially here in the
mountains so I chose to do my impression of one of Monet's
landscape paintings. I also wanted to see how it would work out
doing such a large focal point in the back ground of his impressionist
style against my very detailed style in the foreground.
The carpet was one that I designed many years ago and thought it
would be great with my Autumn with Monet.
Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French impressionistpainting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to Plein_air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting impression.
In June 1861, Monet joined the First Regiment of African Light Cavalry in Algeria for a seven-year commitment, but, two years later, after he had contracted typhoid fever, his aunt intervened to get him out of the army if he agreed to complete an art course at an art school. It is possible that the Dutch painter John Barthold Jongkind, whom Monet knew, may have prompted his aunt on this matter. Disillusioned with the traditional art taught at art schools, in 1862 Monet became a student of Charles Gleyre in Paris, where he met Pierre- Auguste Renoir, Fredric Bazille and Alfred Sisley. Together they shared new approaches to art, painting the effects of light en plein airwith broken color and rapid brushstrokes, in what later came to be known as Impressionsism.