Water Lily Pond, Monet Style

Claude Monet (1840-1926) painted his water lily pond directly from nature to show that even on the gloomiest of days, a vast number of colors can and do exist. To capture those variations, Monet created a new painting technique using short brushstrokes filled with individual color. The result was a canvas alive with painterly activity, the opposite of the smooth blended surfaces of the past. • View and Download Monet’s Water Lilies Tutorial MATERIALS … Read More

Monet Pastel Iris Drawing

An on-going dilemma I face is how to help students draw new shapes, without giving them too much help. My current solution is to give them partial templates, so that they all have a good starting place to build upon. With these Monet-inspired Irises, the students were given just the center lower leaf as a template, and they had to follow my instructions to draw the rest of the flower. MATERIALS Multimedia paper Cardboard … Read More

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