"Autumn in Giverny", 16x20", oil on linen
At the Petter Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
I'm continuing to work from my references from France. I knew when I saw this scene in Monet's garden that it had many elements which would make it recognizable as Giverny: the lily pads, the little pink and green building, and the purple/pink reflections in the water. The leaves had just started to turn and to begin dropping into the water like colorful little jewels. I enjoyed painting this piece so much-- I hope you enjoy it too!