I Erase A Lot:) Art & Creative Musings by Barb Toland — Claude Monet

My stuff: "Ode to Monet" encaustic piece

Barb Toland Claude Monet encaustic Water Lilies watercolor

My stuff: "Ode to Monet" encaustic piece

Some of you are aware that in addition to this pair of water lily paintings  - I've also been diligently working on a 20" x 24" encaustic piece as an ode to Claude Monet's over 250 water lily paintings, AND it is headed to The Art Cellar gallery here in Greenville very soon.It will be hanging in time for the 1st Friday Art Crawl on Friday, Sept. 7th from 6 - 9 pm (if you're attending, and want to catch me, I will be there from 7ish until it ends). Today's post is all about this new piece, and some of the creative steps I took along...

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My stuff: Two new water lily paintings

Barb Toland Claude Monet creativity painting Water Lilies watercolor

My stuff: Two new water lily paintings

I've just recently completed two new paintings as an ode to Claude Monet, and his love of water lilies. The first painting was inspired by this one by Monet below. I absolutely love the weeping willow branches hanging down over the pond, and wanted to give them a try.

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Art Bites: Exploring Shapes

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Art Bites: Exploring Shapes

Ok, so remember the Monet quote we talked about a few weeks ago? If not, let me refresh your memory...

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Featured Artist: Claude Monet

Barb Toland Claude Monet creativity painting Water Lilies

Featured Artist: Claude Monet

Last week we talked about a quote by French artist, Claude Monet. In keeping with a Monet vibe, we're going to take things a step further and talk about his prolific water lilies painting series.

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Inspiration Corner: Monet says ... forgettaboutit!

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Inspiration Corner: Monet says ... forgettaboutit!

Today we're going to start things off with a quote by French artist Claude Monet, and how you can work his sage advice into what you make. OR if you're not the creative type - then it will still help you when observing the work of others, and while snapping photos with your phone.

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