Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Beautiful pinks and purples characterise this subtle Monet from 1905.

About this session

  • Title: Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5
  • Creator: Claude Monet (1840–1926)
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Style: Nineteenth-Century European Painting Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Physical Dimensions: 895(h) x 103(w) mm
  • Original Title:
  • Catalogue No: W1671: Wildenstein (1974) Catalogue raisonnĂ© Claude Monet , no. 1671
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes

Colour

Basic Palette:

Extended palette:

Colours created solely with secondary hues

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Magenta and Crimson (Primary Red).

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Cerulean Blue and Vermilion.

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Cerulean Blue and Lemon Yellow (Cool Yellow).

Colurs created with Primary and Secondary hues

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Magenta and Pthalo Blue (Primary Blue).

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Cadmium Yellow (Primary Yellow) and Pthalo Blue (Primary Blue)

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Pthalo Blue (Primary Blue) and Vermilion and Crimson (Primary Red).

Monet: Water Lilies, 1905 No.5 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
My first interpretation, painted using Derivan Artist Acrylics.

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Atmospheric Perspective

Atmospheric Perspective is the name given to the natural effect of distance on colours.

Here is an example from Three Sisters: Atmospheric Perspective in the Blue Mountains, a scene in the Blue Mountains, about 90 minutes drive west of Sydney.

Exploring Atmospheric Perspective in the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene. \o// Excerpt from the painting coaching at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Let's take a vertical section of this scene in order to more clearly see what nature does to colour.

Exploring Atmospheric Perspective in the famous 'Three Sisters', an iconic Australian scene. \o// Excerpt from the painting coaching at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Notice how the olive green becomes a blue green in the distance! Same trees, same day, different colour.