Monet - Painter of Flowers
Abstract Flowers Series
11 x 14 Abstract Flowers oil Painting on Canvas
I decided to do these flowers in a series of different sizes
so this one is a bit smaller. I like these so much that I did a few for my own
walls. They are so much fun to figure out and I enjoy a challenge. I love the way
the smaller flowers are showing through the transparent petals of the larger
flowers. This is beautiful custom made pink that I had specially made since I
could not find any traditional pinks that I liked.
Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883 Monet lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property, and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. In 1899 he began painting the water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature, and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years of his life.