"Homage to Monet"

At the Monet exhibit in San Francisco (Monet in Normandy) , I was particularly inspired

by his "Valley of the Creuse" , and tried to capture some of its essence in this painting.

Below is the final painting

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After completing Impressionist Isle One and two, I decided to take sketches of

the California Sierras and try to get even closer to Monet's style and colors.

I enjoyed piling color on top of color, layer after layer of turquoises, yellow-greens, reds and purples.

Unlike Monet, I used very thin paint on the canvas. This was only an experiment.

Later, I would like to paint a larger work with thick layers of paint.

Above is a detail showing the layers of color.

Below is the final painting.

                             

Above left, low resolution                 Above right, high resolution

 

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