Thursday, March 30, 2023

Art Inspiration: Impressionist Color


Hello My Fellow Art Lovers- 

"Color was my day-long obsession....
Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time."

-Claude Monet

 Monet, Gardens of Argenteuil 1873

Monet and his fellow Impressionist painters were OBSESSED with capturing color.  He went back to his favorite spots over and over to paint at different times of day. 

Like his 1904 paintings of the London Houses of Parliament....


His color harmony techniques were inspired by the ideas of Chevreul.  He believed that certain colors LOOK brighter when they are next to each other....

our perception of color changes according to what is around it.  

Want to learn how to mix and match colors like the Impressionists?  Join us for Impressionist Painting Thursday mornings starting April 6th.

And if you want to learn the basics of creating a painting from start to finish join us for Learn to Paint Step by Step Wednesday evenings starting April 5th.

  Wine Country Commission, Sold Peonies, Sold
In both of these classes we will be learning to create classic landscape and floral paintings.  

"I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it." 

Me too!!!!  I want to do it all.

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