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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Ala Monet" by Pennsylvania Daily Painter Pat Koscienski

"Ala Monet"
Acrylic
6" x 8"



"Ala Monet" is painted after Claude Monet's "Bathing at La Grenouillere"/"Les Bains de La Grenouillere". This was in reponse to a challenge on Michelle Burnett's blog Following the Masters. The challenge was to paint something of or like an artist that influenced us in some way. I chose to paint after Monet. This painting done by Monet was "executed outdoors, and the brushwork is a witness to the speed required to capture the transitory effects which such scenery offered." Also, "in this painting Monet's brushwork is vigorous", "has distinguishable brushmarks", "his brushwork is strongly descriptive". Monet rejected traditional, smooth brushwork which created an illusion of surface texture; instead, his varied handling helps to evoke the actural natural textures. All reasons why Monet has influenced my painting. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com To view more of my paintings, both representational and abstract, visit my website at:

www.patkoscienski.com

12 comments:

Tatiana Myers said...

Definitely "A la Monet!" Very lovely, Pat!

AutumnLeaves said...

So beautiful, Pat! I've seen such a proliferation of your paintings and get a different feel from each of them. This is just wonderfully done and even better than your Van Gogh piece. Fabulous!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Tatiana, I can't paint anywhere close to this talented guy, however, it was fun trying to copy his work.

Pat Koscienski said...

Coyping, is easier than applying, I guess, Autumn. They say that even when we paint from life, we are "copying". I suppose the only true creative painting then would be an nonobjective abstract.LOL

Denny said...

I feel one can learn quite a bit from copying ... the same as a musican does by learning music by ear. We borrow knowledge and give back that knowledge in our own personal way.

Pat Koscienski said...

I agree with you, Denny, about learning from copying. That's why I really enjoy Following the Masters. I'd like to think that I can apply some of this in my paintings. I'll never paint a painting as great as Monet's, however, you are right on when you say it will influence my painting in some way... I've already got Prussian blue back on my palette.

Denny said...

lol Pat.... I began using Prussian blue also, as a temporeary alternative to Thalo blue. Be careful, Prussian blue tends to get all over the place... fingers, brush handles, canvas, lips..... I don't know why it does this to me, but it just does for some reason.

Pat Koscienski said...

Denny, I think it's funny that you also started using Prussian blue again, but what I find even funnier is that I know EXACTLY what you mean about it getting all over everything.LOLOL

Chartan said...

wonderful brushwork

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Chartan, I have Monet to thank for some of that; trying to emulate his strokes.LOL

Anne Campbell said...

This is a spectacular response to the original. Love it! I shall be seeing the original work again this Wednesday when I go to the National Gallery in London. I know the work well and you have captured the essence of it superbly.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Anne. I have an artist friend who travels to London every year and always tells me that this is one of her favorite paintings at the National Gallery. Unfortunately, I have never seen it and had only the book to rely on. Enjoy your day on Wednesday.