Brilhante Custom Framing and Art
1247 Kailua Rd #2a in Kailua
May 12, 2018 starting at 5:00 pm
Call to reserve a spot: (808) 263-1096
Pricing is $45 (plus or minus $5 – Brilhante can confirm the exact price). This time we will be replicating a color harmony present in one of Monet’s waterlily paintings. We will work on color mixing and painting wet in wet. That is extra challenging in acrylic with its quick dry time. Acrylic is versatile and can act like watercolor or oil paint depending on how you handle it. I will be sharing tips and tricks to get your paint to behave a little more like oil paint for the majority of this painting. Most of all, we will aim to be joyful and expressive with our strokes, perfect for a fun and easy night.
Monet painted around 250 waterlily paintings. They usually feature a large view of his exquisite garden. Someone said he was a “gardener who could also paint”. I found that quite a delightful description of his massive skill with the garden. Because we are making this easy, we are going to “zoom in” and focus on two flowers and some lily pads with just a hint of peachy clouds at the top.
There are a myriad of sophisticated color combos in Monet’s gorgeous paintings, but I chose a pinks/greens/blues scheme, focusing especially on the bottom of this painting:
These similar blues, greens and pinks appear in other works as well, so I think he was rather fond of this bright and lovely color relationship. The top of this next painting is nearly identical in color.
Image credit: Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/water-lilies/1QFVEEzvlmrVzg
Here is a softer, lighter version that is still a similar relationship of colors, especially near the bottom right corner: Image Credit: Painting “Nympheas” by Claude Monet – Neue Pinakothek, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3334951