It was overcast this morning, but it wasn't raining so I got into the garden around 7am to begin painting. I did a watercolor of the central path in the clos normand. This is my first official painting in Monet's garden in Giverny. It was surreal to be painting such an iconic scene and it's so cool to stand in the same spots as Monet and to have free rein to paint anywhere in the garden.
After lunch I stretched some canvases. And the sun came out so I'm going to go to the water garden this evening to do an oil painting. I'm just sitting in the courtyard now and enjoying the weather. The light and atmosphere here is something that I've never experienced before; it makes the scenery very clear and easier to paint. I can see why Monet enjoyed it so much here and why he used the colors that he did.
The Sennelier stretcher bars are really nice.