Monet’s Garden

I have long loved art, and one of my earliest art related memories was falling in love with the work of the impressionists. There is a freedom in their paintings and a special kind of beauty that inspired much of my early work.

And they still inspire me.

Claude Monet’s stunning series Water Lilies has inspired the creation of this vase and raku pottery owl.

This series of approximately 250 oil paintings are inspired by his flower garden at his home in Giverny, France. They were his main artistic focus in the last thirty years of his life. Many of them were painted while he had cataracts.

While in my twenties, I had the pleasure of visiting Paris. Of course I hit as many of the art galleries I could. It was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to go to the Musee d’Orsay and see all the wonderful work of the impressionists.

You can see more images of the raku pottery vase, Monet’s Garden and Lily the owl by clicking on the links.

How do you think I did capturing the spirit and feel of Monet’s work? You can see more of my raku pottery vase creations here.

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85 Comments

  1. These are beautiful. You’ve captured the colours and the impressionist style of merging pastel shades, truly evocative of Monet’s paintings and garden. What a great talent you have!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words! I love impressionism and it has always had some hold over me! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      1. Thank you, I love impressionism too, especially Debussy’s piano music. Have a wonderful weekend as well!

      2. That is a great piece! Thank you so much for your kind wishes!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. In my oppinion you captured the colors of Monet`s garden and water lillies painting perfectly. Especially if I imagine some nice rose colored roses in the vase with some light green. Amazing! Have a nice day. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment! I can’t wait until the flowers start to bloom here so I can show them off in some of my vases. I hope you have a great weekend!

      1. I am sorry to hear that – there loss, but it will give you more time to make more beautiful art!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and comment! I really appreciate that and hope you are having a fantastic day.

    1. Thanks so much! I am sure it will find a good home. I hope you are having a great weekend.

  3. I heard once Monet always painted with a paint brush in one hand and a glass of champagne in another. All you need now is a glass of champagne. Beautiful and Cheers.

    1. haha! Fortunately I make champagne and wine, and I think you have just inspired me to make more champagne once the grapes are ready. I think Monet had the right idea! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    1. Aren’t the impressionists great! I love the artistic license they take and the amazing colours that result and also your kind comment! I hope you are having a great weekend.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I am glad to see there are so many fans of Monet’s work. Truly timeless. I hope you are having a beautiful day!

    1. I love the vase too! I love the shape and cracks, it almost looks like a little globe of some impressionist planet. Thanks so much for your comment and I hope you have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much!~ I am glad you think so! I hope your weekend is going well.

    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate your kind support and words. I hope you have a great day.

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words and support! I hope you are having a creative and beautiful weekend!

    1. Thank you! I am glad you can see the inspiration behind them and that you appreciate them.

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I hope you are having a great week and writing more beautiful words as usual.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I very much appreciate them. I hope your day is going well.

  4. Beautiful pictures. I, too, am a fan of impressionists and have some Monet framed prints and notecards. I know some of my friends don’t get it, but that’s okay. And yes, the owl is stunning.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I have always found impressionist paintings have an energetic and spiritual quality to them that just takes my breath away. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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