“It took me some time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for pleasure and cultivated them without thinking of painting them. A landscape does not sink into you all at once. And then suddenly, I had a revelation of the magic of my pond. I took up my palette. Since then I have hardly had another subject.”    ~ Claude Monet to writer Mark Elder, 1920s

“It took me some time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for pleasure and cultivated them without thinking of painting them. A landscape does not sink into you all at once. And then suddenly, I had a revelation of the magic of my pond. I took up my palette. Since then I have hardly had another subject.” ~ Claude Monet to writer Mark Elder, 1920s

The Japanese Bridge by Claude Monet. This is such a beautiful, peaceful setting - Monet's garden at Giverny, Normandy.  I look forward to going back there sme time.

The Japanese Bridge by Claude Monet. This is such a beautiful, peaceful setting - Monet's garden at Giverny, Normandy. I look forward to going back there sme time.

Woman with green umbrella artwork by Claude Monet. Details and painting available on http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWESG

Woman with green umbrella artwork by Claude Monet. Details and painting available on http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWESG

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) - Paul Helleu sketching with his Wife, 1889

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) - Paul Helleu sketching with his Wife, 1889

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