“My only merit lies in having painted directly in front of nature, seeking to render my impressions of the most fleeting effects.”
Claude Monet was born in Paris, France in 1840. When he was young he did not like being confined to a classroom and was more interested in being outside. He filled his schoolbooks with sketches of people, including caricatures of his teachers. Monet was a founder of Impressionist Painting. Monet would use strong colours and bold short brushstrokes. Turning away from the blended colours and evenness of classical art, he placed colours side by side to create a division of colours. The term Impressionism comes from the title of his painting: Impression, Sunrise.
Warm colours served as the background of our dandelion inspired pieces. Our students enjoyed blending the paint and filling the space with warm colour. We then used old gift cards dipped in paint to create our dandelions.