As I wandered through Monet’s gardens and photographed scenes that were the subject of many of his paintings I could better understand Monet’s transition from a more traditional artist into a style referred to as French Impressionist. The scenes in the garden were pretty, but ordinary. Painting them in a realistic style would provide limited variety of subject matter. But focusing on the light, color, form and composition of a landscape rather than realistic detail inserted creativity into the scene.
A window with green shutters is surrounded by ivy near artist Claude Monet's home in Giverny, France. This photo was edited in an impressionistic style to mimic how Monet painted scenes from his property.
That’s when I decided I would explore converting my nice, but rather boring, photos of Monet’s garden into something that would mimic Monet’s impressionist style using relatively small and thin, but visible, brush strokes.