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!

24 comments:

Sandra Evertson said...

This is really Stunning! A perfect impressionist painting translated to fiber! Amazing! You created a Master Piece!
Sandra Evertson

Michelle said...

wow that's really pretty!

Donna O. said...

Okay, I have NEVER seen anything like this- seriously! How did you even think to create it? I'm with Sandra- a masterful piece!

Designs by CK said...

Masterful Pandora!

LOVE the chair...beautiful. :)

Chris

Christie said...

I love your blog, your style and your pugs are adorable!

Ottilias Veranda said...

WOW! what a wonderful chair and how much work!! I´ve been to Giverny twice and it still is one of my favorite places...mmmm the garden!!
Love Your blog and I´m happy to have found You!
Do come over to my place! I´m writing and illustrating a story or fairytale "on-line", it´s fun!
Liisa

cindy said...

I am a big fan of Monet as well. And your chair is absolutely gorgeous!

c

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Oh my goodness! your needlepoint chair is amazing! i Love it too!
m & e

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Hi Pandora!

I ADORE that chair! It's beautiful! Makes me want to cry!

Just trying to catch up with all my blogger friends,thank you for stopping by my blog while I've been gone.

*muah*
Michelle

Susan Tuttle said...

This is just so amazing - you are so talented!

Stop by sometime if you get a chance.

Susan

Donna O. said...

Just checking in- you must be busy, too!!!
D.

Designs by CK said...

Happy Valentine's day to you & yours!

Best Always,
Chris :)

WendyB said...

Beautiful work.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Diane, I followed a link to your blog from another...just beautiful. Was peeking at your website, I love your work. I'm a big Monet fan myself. : )

Donna O. said...

Just checking in again- waiting for some wonderful or silly happenings.
I'll be back!!
D.

rochambeau said...

Oh Pandora! Sorry it's been such a long while. You're such a STAR! This needlepoint is taking the art to the next level and this piece is seriously breathtaking.

Hope all is well friend!
xox
Constance

Designs by CK said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! :)

Spooky Chris

carlene federer said...

Haven't been doing the blog thing much lately, and stopped by to see you, and saw that you're in the same boat, lol! Hope all is well!

Designs by CK said...

Pandora ~ Hope you and your family have a much BLESSED Easter!

XOXOXO
Chris :-D)

Donna O. said...

Hoping all is okay...
D.

rochambeau said...

Hey Pandora,
Sopping by to say hi.
Hope you are well!
xo
Constance

rochambeau said...

Just read I wrote sopping not stopping. :-)

cconz said...

i was just wondering, is this a picture of your house or an antique shop? i was wondering what is the wreath by the chair? feathers or hair?love your blog.

Laume said...

First I see you tiny mosaic work, now tiny stitches. Girl, you have more patience than a dozen mothers of teenagers!
I, too, love Monet. We got to see his Waterlilies in person. I had NO idea that they were so enormous! We also went to Monet's home and garden. It was so magical, I can't describe the experience without getting all choked up.