Coming in November 2018
Thank you, Mr. Monet
by Lonni Flowers
“Standing in front of Monet’s Cathedral Rouen paintings, tears overcame me.”
Lonni Flowers in L’Orangerie
Standing in front of Monet’s Cathedral Rouen paintings, tears overcame me. OF course, that was nothing compared to standing in a huge room in L’Orangerie surrounded by 4 6’ by 30’ paintings of the Monet waterlilies! The originals are breathtaking. So much more beautiful than photos in an art history book! It suddenly occurred to me that my art has always been influenced by the palette of Monet…the blues and lavenders, the lemony yellows, magentas. His love of light is crucial; his colors are rich and precise…not that I can ever achieve that perfection, but I am ready to paint again in my original style of Abstract Impressionism. I’m working on it! And so, I came home to our beautiful sunsets in the Pacific Northwest inspired to paint, paint, paint!
Lonni Painting Outside the Musee De L’Orange
The Musée de l’Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris.