July 2016 Quote Challenge - Claude Monet

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Oscar-Claude Monet was a French painter and founder of French Impressionist painting.
The term “Impressionism” was derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) which was exhibited in 1874…. (Wikipedia)

While looking for quotes by Claude Monet, I found this wonderful blog. Echostains Blog has art quotes and paintings illustrating the quotes.
https://echostains.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/art-quotes-monet-into-the-light/

The inspiring quotes by Claude Monet will be perfect for your garden and flower pages and also for your art pages.
You can use your favorite Claude Monet quote or use one of the following quotes:

I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny.

I must have flowers, always, and always.

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them

Now I really feel the landscape. I can be bold and include every tone of blue and pink; it’s enchanting; it’s delicious.

The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.

I would like to paint the way a bird sings.

What I need most of all is color, always, always.

I can only draw what I see.

We’re having marvelous weather and I wish I could send you a little of the sunshine.

Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.

To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.

One can do something if one can see and understand it.

Please upload your page to the Monthly Challenges gallery and post a link back in this thread.

I am looking forward to seeing your pages.

Here is a page I made using one of Claude Monet’s quotes.

 

Robyn

Senior Moment Specialist and Administrator
Staff member
Challenge Host - August
Excellent choice Grace. As always, thank you for hosting this challenge.

:-42
 

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Valerie, the wonderful quote is perfect for the gorgeous photo on your beautiful page. Thank you for joining in this month's quote challenge.
 

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Robyn, you're welcome. I'm happy to host the monthly quote challenge.
 

Veronika

Supreme Senior Member
Thank you for the wonderful Challenge ! I love Monet since I was 15 years old - I collected postcards of his pictures and saw his paintings in museums

Your Layouts are wonderful!
 
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Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Veronika, I visited Paris twice and both times went to the Musee d'Orsay to see the masterpieces.
Do you still have the Monet postcards?
 

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Love the beautiful blended background with the single beautiful water lily in color and the wonderful quote!. Thank you for joining in this month's quote challenge.
 

Grace

Supreme Senior Member
Challenge Host - August
Geraldine, love the placement of the three hearts between the wonderful quote and the beautiful singing bird on your gorgeous page. Thank you for joining in this month's quote challenge.
 
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