Claude Monet was born in Paris, France in 1840. He began drawing as a teen and soon became well known as a caricature artist.
Monet began painting outside (Plein Air) and was inspired by the ocean. He loved to paint the reflection on water. Soon, Monet became known as an “impressionist” which meant his paintings had an unfinished look. His brush strokes were lively and captured the feeling of the way the light looks at that moment. Sometimes he would paint one subject over and over again but at different times in the year to show different light.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)