Sunday, June 12, 2011
"Monet's Iris Garden" - SOLD
One of the highlights of my trip was visiting Monet's house and gardens in Giverny. There was a huge abundance of different kinds of plants including varieties of iris I'd not seen before. From my photos I painted these two in pastel. It's a 9x12 painting. Monet was one of the lucky artists from his time to actually be a successful painter while still alive. His home was just beautiful and quite grand. Trailing roses covered the front of the house which looked out on the other rose gardens. I actually stood on the same bridge he used to view the huge lily pond. I have many great photos and will definitely do a series from his garden and pond.