Day Trip

Since I can't escape the scenes of destruction here, I decided to go on a day trip and find some beauty. One of my favorite artists is Cluade Monet. You can fall into his dreamy paintings with little effort. He is a master of the Impressionist movement.

I have three cheap reproductions of his at home and can spend an hour or two just looking at the colors and imaging being in the pictures. I found this online gallery and was in heaven. I really must add the Musee d'Orsay in Paris to my list of museums to visit.

What a view to greet you in the morning. I can envision a slight haze in the air as he painted this one.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning

This one I can imagine him waking up and still being sleepy as he painted. The vivid colors of the garden are blended together to form a purple carpet that leads to the coolness of the blue indicating a fountain and pool.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com The Artists Garden at Giverny

I need to take more of these day trips. It is so relaxing and refreshing to see beauty and escape in the paintings for awhile.


Blogger Esther said...

The Artists Garden at Giverny

Wow. I love this! What a gorgeous painting. Takes my mind off to faraway places.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


That's why I like Monet so much.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Check this out: From an Australian exhibit of Japanese primts collected by Monet:



7:41 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


Thank you for that link. I don't appreciate Japanese as nuch as I should but it was wonderful to take an escape of some more wonderful paintings by Monet.

6:41 PM  

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