Monet’s art was known for his impressions of luscious colors. As we hit the peak of summer blooms head outside to your local gardens for art inspirations. A easy way to have that broken brush work look without the complications of paints is to use water soluble oil pastels. They are easily tucked in a small backpack or shoulder bag. Bring a collapsible cup, water bottle and brush. Layout your design using dashes of oil pastel, then using water and a brush do some blending ! Experiment with different color combinations to create the impressions of the garden.
Monet said “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” When speaking about painting he said, “try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house….merely think here is a little square of blue, here is an oblong of pink,…and paint it just as it looks to you.”