Posts Tagged ‘Monet’

Camp 2 Day 4 MonetWe finished this session of Art Camp with a large painting of Monet’s Garden with the Japanese Bridge.  Lovely!

A new session of Art Camp begins on Monday for ages 5-7.  Sign your young painter up now.  Click here to register and here for more information.


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Yesterday was busy for The Studio.  Art Camp in the morning had the campers painting a beautiful Monet inspired sailboat.  The kids did a fabulous job on this one.  And we even had a little time left to explore palette knife painting.  We pack a LOT into just three hours in the morning at camp.

As soon as camp ended we loaded up the supplies and rushed out to the Shenandoah River State Park to hold a Paint Party for Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions Team.  They painted a wonderful view from the park of a road that leads to the River.  Even a huge impending storm couldn’t dampen our spirits.  This enthusiastic group was a joy with which to  paint.  Thanks everyone!   Check out more about “Team Building” here.  

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FPMonet 1FPMonet 3FPMonet 2Last night we had our Famous Painters Paint Party at The Studio and this time we painted Monet’s Irises.  Look at the wonderful paintings that came out of this one!

If you missed it we are doing it again on Friday.  There are a few seats left and you can register here.

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Greg Jecmen reviewing what were seeing


Degas pastel


Degas Pastel


Degas Charcoal Drawing


Renoir study for the Country Dancers


Degas Charcoal and Pastel Study of Jockeys


Close-up of jockey 1


Close-up of jockey 2


Degas Charcoal and Pastel Horse and Jockey study


Degas Charcoal Horse Study

Yesterday morning we had a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes at the  National Gallery of Art and visit with Gregory Jecman, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings.  He pulled some drawings and pastels by Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Morrisot that we were allowed to examine up close.  It was a rare experience.

We were amazed to see the detail of the work so close up.  The National Gallery offers many programs like this that a free for the asking as long as you make an appointment in advance.  For art lovers it is a must!  Here are the wonderful Degas’ and a Renoir that we saw yesterday.  There was so much to see that I will share the other things we saw in the next few days.

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Monet at Art Camp


We painted like Monet at Art Camp yesterday.  These young painters did beautiful work!

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Art Campers Paint Monet


The Art Campers studing with me this week painted a beautiful poppy field after the famous Monet painting.   Wonderful work. Today we paint Cezanne…and we have twoore artists joining us. It’s a full house!

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Monet's "Le Palais Contarini", 1908

Monet’s “Le Palais Contarini”, 1908

Claude Monet’s painting of a Venetian palazzo, “Le Palais Contarini” , dating from 1908, sold for $30.5 million at Sotheby’s this past week.



Monet's "Nympheas", 1906

Monet’s “Nympheas”, 1906

And it was a bargain compared to the  iconic 1906 painting of water lilies,  “Nympheas” that sold for $54 million becoming the top sale at the recent auction.   Inspired by the lily pond in his garden at Giverny, the work was the second-highest price for a Monet at auction.

Read more about the recent sale here.

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