S: Monet's Garden June 2011
FC: Monet's Garden June 2011
6: " I didn't become an impressionist. As long as I can remember I always have been one." Claude Monet 1840 - 1926.
8: " I hope that something will come out of so much effort."
11: " I am only good at two things, and those are: gardening and painting."
13: "When you go out to paint try to forget what object you have before you - a tree, a house, a field or whatever, merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact colour and shape until it emerges as your own naive impression of the scene before you."
17: "These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession."
19: "It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way, so we must dig and delve unceasingly."
21: "A good impression is lost so quickly."
22: "My eyes were finally opened and I understood nature. I learned at the same time to love it."
24: "Now I really feel the landscape, I can be bold and include every tone of blue and pink: it's enchanting, it's delicious."
26: "Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It's enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it."