Thursday, March 1, 2012

Claude Monet at Work

This is footage of Claude Monet painting his water lily pond at Giverny.  He is working on a very large canvas, but notice the two white umbrellas that diffuse the light on his canvas and palette.  The brim of his hat also helps him see color.

Notice how often he looks at the scene.  Each time he looks at the scene he makes only one or two brushstrokes and then looks again.  Observe, observe, observe!

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