Mini Masterpiece from the
Denver Botanic Gardens Series
Original oil on panel 12” x 6”
I’ve been creating a series of paintings from a late season visit to theDenver Botanic Gardens. This painting is a humble homage to some of my favorite painters – of course, Monet, but also Gustav Klimt. Why Klimt? We always think of Monet, the master, when it comes to waterlilies, but for some reason Klimt kept coming to me as I contemplated this painting.
Gustav Klimt, known for his gorgeous mosaic-like masterworks such as “the Kiss”, also created many landscape, lake and garden paintings. Many of these paintings were created in a long vertical format. The composition, mosaic-like brushstrokes and water all remind me of Klimt’s ethereal paintings. As artists, we are often inspired by those who have come before us – whose hand and eye have translated the world into unique expressions of beauty and grace.