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Monet Paints a Day by Julie Danneberg
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Jul 26, 12

bookshelves: picture-books, nonfiction
Read in July, 2012

Told in the first person by Monet, this book explores his painting process when he was on holiday in Etretat, France. Children waited for him when he leaves his hotel, wanting to help carry his canvasses to the seaside. When they reached the strip of sand at the bottom of the cliffs, the canvasses were placed against the cliff. Monet was unique in painting right in the middle of the landscape rather than sketching and then finishing the painting in his studio. Because of his unique approach, he had many canvasses in process at the same time. On this day, he got so involved in painting that he didn’t realize how quickly the tide was coming in. Everything was taken out by the sea, so he had to begin again on a new day.

Read the rest of my review on my blog, Waking Brain Cells.
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