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"Homage to Monet"

After completing Impressionist Isle One and two, I decided to take sketches of the California Sierras and try to get even closer to Monet's style and colors.

At the Monet exhibit in San Francisco (Monet in Normandy) , I was particularly inspired by his "Valley of the Cruese" , and tried to capture some of its essence in this painting.

I enjoyed piling color on top of color, layer after layer of turquoises, yellow-greens, reds and purples.

Above is a detail from the lower portion of the painting.

Above and below are details showing the layers of color.