Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Anyone for a Boat Ride?

This boat is in one of Claude's paintings, but here is a little more history about boats in his life. Mr. Monet loved painting outdoors, unlike the traditional painters of the day. He like being outside so much, and especially being on the river and his pond, that he built a boat that had a roof on it that would protect him while he painted. I've read that one time he was so upset with a painting that he hurled his paints and canvas into the drink. Can you imagine getting that frustrated? I think he needed to do some deep breathing. What do you think?

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