Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Obsession - Illustration Friday July 28/2011

From the Illustration Friday quote:
"Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." - Claude Monet.

Looking at Monet's paintings side-by-side with countless copies, the originals stand out - the subtleties of colour which swallowed Monet whole, that he revelled in, chased, and tried endlessly to commit to canvas, those subtleties are lost in copies.

Instead of copying his paintings, to lose oneself in observation as he did, let us imitate that. Perhaps not to the point of obsession and torment - but how else to grasp at the joy he found in it?


  1. So beautiful! And a beautiful sentiment as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog; if you are interested in On Cherry Street, there are usually reasonably priced copies on eBay!

  2. Nice composition, and also mysterious drawing.
    It could be a cover of a book :)

  3. I do love Monets art. I like how you did the hair and the face in this piece :)

  4. well Odile Redon would be my choice, and I would say to him 'eat your heart out" :)

  5. Well, some people think that art of painting stopped by impressionists...I have to admit Monet is one of my favorite painters.

    Nice drawing, I like the colors you chose !

  6. Wow!
    What a beautiful image
    LOVE the colours

  7. Beautiful image and wise words, Aino!

  8. Thanks for all the comments, folks. Bouncing ideas here is wonderful.

  9. I really like this. It makes me feel... I don't know. I can't describe it. My words fail me. Very cool illustration.


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