Claude Monet Quote

The Poppy Field, near Argenteuil, Claude Monet

As a gardener who has enjoyed Monet’s work for decades, I’ve imagined him as a kindred spirit; his lifelong obsession with flowers included caring for gardens and not just painting them.

Only recently, as I’ve entered my sixties, have I begun to learn to paint. The more I learn about art, color and composition, the deeper my understanding and love for Monet’s work.

In learning to see God’s glory in nature with a new appreciation and perspective of light and shadows, the beauty of impressionism has evolved.

I was filled with with delight when I found this quote, since it too is the desire of my heart to bear witness to the Glory of the Creator as I learn to paint.

“All I did was to look at what the universe showed me, to let my brush bear witness to it.”

~ Claude Monet

Image, CCO, Creative Commons.