Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873

How good a painter are you?

How would you like to answer that question with "I paint Monet!"

After this lesson, you will be the Monet Expert at your next dinner party!

Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873

This lesson will guide you through the process of painting Poppy Field near Argenteuil, 1873 by Claude Monet.

Monet's landscape work is unfussy, elegant and pretty much forms the "bible" for all landscape artists since then. The figures are his wife and child. He spent a lot of time in this region of France and produced many paintings featuring these fields pf poppies lavender and grain crops.

The painting was originally titled "Coquelicots".You can add as many poppy flowers as you like!

Your painting won't look exactly like his, as my teaching enables you to express your own taste and feelings about what is beautiful. This is not a prescriptive method, but rather a series of processes which enable your self expression. Go for it! Have fun!

Poppy Field in Argenteuil by Claude Monet - interpretation by Peter Inglis.
In this version of the Monet I extended the composition into a 'wide-screen' format.

Poppy Field in Argenteuil by Claude Monet - interpretation by Peter Inglis.
We learn how to create figures elegantly and with a minimum number of brushstrokes. We are aiming for an unfussy appearance. We do have the option of leaving out the four small figures, depending on your skill level.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Tone
  • Blocking
  • Texture
  • Detail
  • Monet brush techniques

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