British Parliament after Monet


I had only visited the UK once before I painted this painting after Monet.  I found the paintings of the Palace of Westminster (British Parliament) very intriguing because after seeing the actual painting noted that the pictures never really looked like the actual paintings.

One day I was inspired to paint the Palace of Westminster and sometime later thought about selling the painting so I took this picture.  What? The picture didn’t really look like the painting either…

During his stays in London (1900-1905), Claude Monet painted a series of paintings of the Palace of Westminster (British Parliament).  Monet used the same point of view for each painting, which was his window at St Thomas’ Hospital overlooking the Thames.  Monet was no different from the other Impressionists who typically finished a painting in one sitting, however on these series of paintings he took a more traditional approach painting them over time.