|Green brushstrokes to represent leaves|
Here are some of Monet's paintings which use an extra amount of green pigment.Claude Monet grew up in the seaside town of Le Havre, France. Boats and the sea are a familar subject for his paintings.
|The Green Wave (1866)|
|Le Pave de Chailly|
Monet's first attempt at painting "en plein air" (in the open air). This was a revolutionary way for a painter to work at the time. First influenced by a local painter he knew in his hometown of Le Havre named Eugène Boudin, Monet became convinced this was the only way to capture the true essence of the scene.
|Camille Doncieux (Lady in Green)|
|Green Park (1871)|
|Train in the Countryside (ca. 1870)|
I was lucky enough to view this painting at its home in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
|Green Reflections left panel|
|In the Garden|
Monet is well known for his love of his garden at Giverny where he made his home from 1883 until his death in 1926.
Let us not forget the man himself! Here is Claude Monet as portrayed by Richard Armitage looking particularly dapper dressed in green.
|Richard Armitage is able to beautifully portray both the sadness and the joy of Claude Monet's life in the BBC biopic "The Impressionists"|
"Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
Colours by Donovan
Have a very green St. Patrick’s Day!