Monet: Boats at Argenteuil

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
In this painting by Monet we luxuriate in the calm of an afternoon on the river at Argenteuil

About this session

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
One of my versions. Simpler. Still nice. You can do a painting like this, or a better one, in 4 hours with my instruction.

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil


Monet: Boats at Argenteuil.
I have written an ebook which shows you this lesson, step by step.
Including the boats.

Read a free sample of the ebook or buy it at : or, if you prefer, get the Amazon Kindle version.

What will we learn in this session?

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
A 2 minute sketch on paper.
1 minute for the pencil sketch, 1 minute for the thin wash of colours.

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil
Blocked in.

Did you know that 92.5 % of Monet's boats are exactly the same shape?

A boat. By Monet.
A boat.
By Monet.

I didn't know that either, until I learned this painting. Does that mean Monet couldn't paint boats? Not at all, he was a master draughtsman. But he knew how to tell a story in images, and these paintings are not really directed at the boating fanatic.

Student Paintings

I had a go at painting this from your book (Monet: Boats at Argenteuil), and really enjoyed the process. This is my result.

Helen B.
Sydney, 2020

Monet's 'Boats at Argenteuil' created by Helen, using my book as guide.

Monet: Boats at Argenteuil

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