Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866

In this lesson we recreate a charming garden painting by Claude Monet (1844-1926).

Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, 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.

Monet's body of work covers all subjects from portraiture, to landscapes, seascapes, gardens and still life. By recreating his paintings from the inside out we develop a powerful tool kit for all our painting activities.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
Monet's "Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866"

In this painting we will be particularly focussing on the brush strokes Monet uses to depict leaves and flowers.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
One of my versions of Monet's garden.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866 - painted by Lara Porter
Painted by professional illustrator Lara Porter, who came in to reacquaint herself with acrylic painting via a masterwork by Monet.

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