MONET'S GIVERNY GARDEN REDUX

Each impetus of Constance's Monet Redux extrudes the essence of their origins. Her interpretation is a topographical observation, surveying and flattening the perspective and rendering an extracted and abstracted expressive filtered composition, which either magnifies an element and or in a reductive manner simplifies it; the color palette and light of the day of Claude Monet's Giverny garden and his paintings are referenced and are something familiar and anew.

 Monet's Garden No. 1  48x78

Monet's Garden No. 1  48x78

 Monet's Garden No. 2  48x78

Monet's Garden No. 2  48x78

Claude Monet's Giverny palette was the inspiration for "Monet's Garden No. 1" 48x78, "Monet's Garden No. 2" 48x76, and "Monet's Pond" 26x48, which already sold to a corporate client through Mahler Fine Art in Raleigh NC.

I want to absorb a room full of these large pictures before I release them to one of the galleries that represent me. I am currently building a viewing room in my studio to immerse myself in, which will be complete in August. I recall the feeling I had when I spent an afternoon viewing Monet's lily paintings in the Musee de L'Orangerie in Paris; not that I will have the fantastic oval room of L'Orangerie or try to create wide-spread pictures like Monet; though I have been recently commissioned to paint a sixteen-foot painting. The saying "if you build it they will come" is a phrase I have taken to heart and it has motivated me to create a series and possibly explore other impressionists palettes to expand my visual color vocabulary.

 Monet's Pond  26x48

Monet's Pond  26x48

 Monet's Lily Pond  48x36

Monet's Lily Pond  48x36

 Monet's Garden No. 4  20x48

Monet's Garden No. 4  20x48