Friday, February 1, 2008

Monet Waterlilies

I am in the impressionist painting mood and Monet is one of my favorites. His series of waterlilies paintings are marvelous and so inspiring!
Several years ago I did a needlepoint for an antique chair of mine loosely based on one of his waterliliy paintings. Here are some pictures of that chair ...

I did a long slanted stitch to simulate painterly brushstrokes.

I love how it came out - it has a lovely luminous look to it, like an impressionist painting!