June 5, 2010

23 Days of Inspiration: Monet

 

My Monet beads were the first one's I created that were inspired by a painting.  We have a Monet at the local art museum and I've seen a few of the bigger ones in person in NY and when I was younger.  Seeing these painting in real life are like nothing like seeming them a few inches big on a computer screen or in a book.  They take up whole walls.  They are huge and magical, you feel like you've step inside Monet's garden and become lost in his vision and spirit that celebrates the beauty of nature.  I just love them.  He studied this subject for many years and as he aged and his eyesight failed they become more abstract and luscious studies of color.

 

8 comments:

mairedodd said...

these inspired by posts are wonderful... thank you so much...

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!
Michelle-

gbkoru said...

I love Monet's paintings and I have a book about his garden that I really enjoy.

Heather said...

Monet has to be my most favorite artist of all time. I love the way he uses color and his brush strokes are amazing. The texture seduces your eyes and heart into a new reality. I believe that they are best seen in person also. Your beads are lovely, I especially like the rectangle shape and the way you placed the water lilies off center.

Lithi said...

Wow. Color me impressed. These are gorgeous.

Dana Chabino said...

Awesome blog! Glad I found it!

He's my favorite painter by the way!

Best wishes!

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Heather, thanks for stopping by to have a look at my bead soup necklace. I love the kiss beads....what deep beautiful colors.

Pretty Things said...

Those rock out loud. LOVE.