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
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