Claude Monet

Monet Poplars

A Closer Look at Claude Monet’s Poplars Series

By Dan Scott / May 24, 2022 / 19 Comments

Let’s take a closer look at Claude Monet’s Poplars series. I’ll cover: Key Details Light and Color Composition Brushwork and Technique My Favorite From the Series Other Monet Series Poplar Paintings by Other Artists Key Takeaways Additional Resources Key Details Monet painted the Poplars series in 1891 and 92. He did paint poplars on a … Read more

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Claude Monet, The Water Lily Pond, 1899

The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet

By Dan Scott / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet

Let’s take a closer look at The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet. I’ll cover: Key Details Key Features Main Colors Grayscale Notan Rule of Thirds Similar Paintings Other Resources Want to Learn More? Claude Monet, The Water Lily Pond, 1899 (Click here to download a high-resolution image of the painting.) Key Details Date created: … Read more

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Claude Monet, Haystack, 1891

Claude Monet – Master of Color and Light

By Dan Scott / September 20, 2021 / 60 Comments

“Monet is just an eye, but God, what an eye.” Paul Cézzane on Claude Monet If you forced me to choose an all-time favorite artist, I would have to go with Claude Monet. Discovering his work led me down an endless rabbit hole of color, light, and the challenge of capturing life’s fleeting effects on … Read more

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Claude Monet, Westminster Palace, Sunset, 1900

Claude Monet’s Skies

By Dan Scott / April 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Claude Monet’s Skies

Claude Monet’s skies are a masterclass in color and movement. Vivid sunsets, pastel evenings, hazy mornings, booming clouds, and glimmering broken colors. I put together a collection of my favorites (see below). Here are some key observations from these paintings: He was a master of broken color. His paintings appear to vibrate with all the tiny … Read more

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Claude Monet, Woman With a Parasol, 1875

A Closer Look at Woman With a Parasol by Claude Monet

By Dan Scott / January 12, 2021 / 52 Comments

Let’s take a closer look at Woman With a Parasol by Claude Monet. This painting embodies Impressionism and Monet’s work. A fleeting moment captured with light colors and fresh strokes. I’ll cover: Key Facts and Ideas Movement and Brushwork Color and Light Composition Key Takeaways Additional Resources Claude Monet, Woman With a Parasol, 1875 (You … Read more

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Claude Monet, The Poppy Field, 1873

A Closer Look at The Poppy Field by Claude Monet

By Dan Scott / November 16, 2019 / 28 Comments

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” Claude Monet In this post, I take a closer look at a pleasant landscape painting named The Poppy Field by Claude Monet. It depicts four people (probably including Monet’s wife and son) strolling through a poppy field at Argenteuil, Paris. Unlike many of the other paintings I write … Read more

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Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872

A Closer Look at Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet

By Dan Scott / March 28, 2019 / 37 Comments

In this post I take a closer look at one of my favorite paintings, Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet – the painting which gave Impressionism its name. Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872 Key Facts About Impression, Sunrise Impression, Sunrise was painted in 1872, when Monet was 32. It depicts the port of Le Havre in France, … Read more

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Claude Monet, Rock in Dieppe, 1882

How to Paint like Claude Monet

By Dan Scott / February 4, 2019 / 73 Comments

Claude Monet in Front of His House at Giverny, 1921 In this post, I will be taking a deeper look into one of my favorite artists, Claude Monet. Monet and many of the other great Impressionists have been instrumental to my own development as an artist, particularly in relation to color and brushwork. Like many … Read more

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Claude Monet, Sunrise (Marine), 1873, Up Close 1

Using Google Arts & Culture To See The Master Paintings Up Close

By Dan Scott / May 22, 2018 / 6 Comments

Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project) is an online initiative which provides public access to extremely high-resolution photos of artworks and cultural objects. The initiative has partnered with many museums to provide intimate access to some of the most famous paintings in history. Below are some of my favorite master paintings up close. The first … Read more

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Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1914-1917

How To Develop Your Own Unique Artistic Style

By Dan Scott / April 23, 2018 / 16 Comments

One of the most common problems I hear from my readers is…. “How do I develop my own unique artistic style?” I remember this question frustrated me in the early days of my painting journey. The question actually crippled my progress as I tried to force some kind of unique artistic style, rather than let it … Read more

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