At Some Point Every Artist Should Paint Monet Style Water Lilies

Just to clarify, I’m in NO way comparing myself to Monet – ha ha! However, I’ve never painted water lilies before and I couldn’t help being inspired by Monet and his beautiful impressionistic style. I worked side-by-side today with one of my new students (She had a lot of work to do so I figured she might not feel comfortable with me just sitting beside her and staring while she worked. 😉 ) It was awesome to paint alongside someone and talk about art the whole time – now that’s a fun day!

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I also completed a little mini flower painting as well today. It was an impasto experiment that I had prepared beforehand. I had painted the paste medium on first in random strokes and the after drying tried to draw out an image from those thick shapes and brush strokes.

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Last year one of my youngest students also painted some water lilies – couldn’t help sharing her work again with you! IMG_1742

4 thoughts on “At Some Point Every Artist Should Paint Monet Style Water Lilies

  1. I love the the ‘Redeened’ on the box canvas – lovely. I had a go at the water lillies thing too once – in pastels rather than paint. I don’t think I’ll ever show anyone the reults! Ha ha. His painting is very inspiring – it just captures something which I can’t say in words. I partuclarly like the waterlily flowers in your one. Good job!

    • Awe thanks so much for your encouragement! There are many things I have done in the past that I’ve never shared. I admit that I even contemplated not sharing these lilies. However, I’m trying to force myself to get over this and share both the good and also the “bad”. If I didn’t force this then I probably would hardly ever share anything! HA HA! (We artists are always so hard on ourselves.)

      • Yup – I absolutely agree. I can only do one painting in a day so if it’s rubbish I still put it up on my blog to avoid missing a day when I normally post. What amazes me is that sometimes something I really like gets very little postivie attention but some stuff I put up and cringe at, other people like! It does my head in being an artist sometimes! (In a nice way). 🙂

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