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.


Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Carol sent 6/13/11:

It's so wonderful to see flowers growing from the same garden he loved to paint from. Such a lovely piece. Carol

Carol Woolf

Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Janine sent 6/13/11:

Pretty – pretty – pretty.


Vicki Brevell said...

Email from Jane sent 6/13/11:

Vicki, the iris garden painting is exquisite. The image that came over the internet obviously does not do it justice but even that is beautiful. Can’t wait to see more.