I picked an interesting time to work a garden book! Lucky me, that in the time that I am turning my attention to Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny is the month that Christie’s auction house sells a record-breaking $43 million canvas of his waterlilies (covered in my post called The Price of Pricelessness) AND it’s [...]
And then I remembered to lay in the masking fluid:
This is the Grande Allee, of course, at Monet’s garden at Giverny (in September, when the walkway is full of nasturtiums):
Lately I haven’t been painting in sky so this means it’s done:
Full page illustration, 8″ x 7″.
Sometimes you can’t get the full effect of Giverny [...]
This Claude Monet painting of his beloved waterlilies (1905) was sold at Christie’s New York last week,on Nov. 7, for $43,762,500. Yes, that’s 43 million, seven-hundred sixty-two thousand, five hundred dollars. This is of great interest to me because I just happen to be working on the “Monet” chapter of my Damn Garden Book (sketch, [...]
Well, you know what they say. When life gives you a damn blizzard, break out the Champagne-O-Meter!
The snow started at 11 in the morning…
…and it lasted all damn day. This (above) gave me the only laugh I had the whole time, to see the Champagne-O-Meter sporting its jaunty Blizzard Chapeau.
But by the next morning, I [...]
Before (the proverbial calm):
On Sunday the sky got dark. We took the warnings seriously and we prepared for the worst: moved all backyard furnishings into the garage, sand bagged the back of the house, stocked up on candles and water, taped up our 1940s-era picture window, stuffed our pockets with batteries, took one last hot [...]