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The 7 Most Popular Monet Masterpieces as Paint by Numbers Kits

The 7 Most Popular Monet Masterpieces as Paint by Numbers Kits.  Claude Monet was one of the most important contributors to the Impressionist movement. His magnificent talent allowed him to manipulate the lights, shadows, and colors to depict landscapes in a mesmerizing, soothing fashion.

Today, you’ll get the chance to live glimpses of his life. You’ll pick your brush and lay the same strokes he had laid in the 19th century. But don’t worry, you won’t need to be crazily-talented like him. I’ll review the 7 most beautiful paint by numbers, Monet kits. Let’s see!

 

Pathway in Monet’s Garden at Giverny (1902) – Paint By Numbers Monet

 

By the end of 1890, Monet was becoming more and more successful as an artist. His art dealer was able to secure amazing sales that brought him enough money to buy his house in Giverny.

Monet was already dazzled by the environment at this time. That’s why he decided to build an elaborate garden that was later appraised for being among the most beautiful gardens in the world. As you’ll see later in this article, many of Monet’s masterpieces were directly inspired by scenes from this garden.

In this piece, Monet painted the main path that led to the door of his house. At first, this path was flanked by jungly spruce and cypress trees with a bunch of flowers dispersed here and there.

Although his wife disagreed, Monet thinned the trees to allow more sun rays to reach his flowers. He also enriched the color variety by adding dense beds of nasturtiums, fuchsia, and dahlias. The violet and blue irises capture most of the attention through their stark contrast with the yellowish highlights on the ground.

In another iteration, Monet painted the same scene, but with a straighter angle that showed more of his home. I prefer the original version for its enchanting vibrant colors, though.

 

Specs

  • Size: 16” x 22” or 20” x 24”
  • Color: acrylic
  • Material: frameless high-quality canvas

 

Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies (1899) –Paint By Numbers Monet

 

 

In his garden in Giverny, Monet created a small pond by damming a marshy stream that originated from the river Epte. The presence of that abundant freshwater was a crucial factor in establishing the unique scene of plantations that we saw in the previous piece.

Over the newly-formed pond, Monet built an exquisite Japanese-style bridge. He picked that shape because he was strongly influenced by many forms of Japanese art that were gaining more attention at that time.

Fun fact: the Japanese bridge wasn’t the only attribute that Japan left in Monet’s life. Many critics believe that the linearity and stylizations of the Japanese prints directly influenced the way Monet approached landscapes. The various Japanese pieces that were later found in his personal collection proves this concept to a great extent.

In this piece, the light-green bridge fits well with the background trees, especially the weeping willows. The pond is filled with green, blue, and white water lilies. In his later life, Monet nearly obliterated that pond with dozens of different vegetation’s. It sure was a stunning experience to stand atop this enormous, floating green area.

If this is your first time trying a paint by numbers kit, I’d recommend opting for a different piece. The monochrome arrangement in this one might feel a bit intimidating for novices.

 

Specs

  • Size: 16” x 22” or 20” x 24”
  • Color: acrylic
  • Material: frameless high-quality canvas

 

Garden at Sainte Adresse (1867) – Paint By Numbers Monet

 

 

In 1867, Monet was spending the summer in a resort in Sainte-Adresse, a French town near Le Havre that had a stunning view on the English Channel.

Unlike his later work, Monet painted this piece with a traditional, smooth rendering. His love for colorful flowers was already evident, but you can see that he was keen on depicting the smallest details.

If you like painting people and landscapes, this piece should be your favorite between all of Monet’s works. He managed to capture how fashionable the French bourgeoisie used to dress, and how they managed to spend their leisure time. It’s somewhat rare to find similar subjects in the following years of Monet’s career.

I absolutely like the distant steamships on the horizon. In the original piece, Monet was able to correctly capture the coal smoke emitted by those gigantic vessels in the background. However, this distinction gets quite faint in the paint by numbers kit. Then again, we can’t really expect better quality for such small details.

 

Specs

  • Size: 15” x 20”
  • Color: acrylic
  • Material: high-quality linen canvas, with or without the frame

 

Woman With a Parasol (1875) – Paint By Numbers Monet

 

 

Before completely devoting his talent to landscapes, Monet wanted to showcase his ability to draw figures one last time. And in case you’re not familiar, that “woman” holding the parasol is actually Camille Doncieux, Monet’s first wife. The little kid standing in the back is Jeon, their first son.

In this piece, Monet didn’t want to capture the facial likeness. Instead, he wanted to apply his impressionist style to convey the general feeling of a normal family outing.

Contrary to the majority of his work, Monet used a low viewpoint. By looking up to his family, Monet represented his wife as an iconic figure to reveal her crucial emotional status in his heart. The small figure of Jeon balances the overall composition without overwhelming the main character.

I love how Monet avoided the regular outline of portraits that was fairly common back then. He used the pose and placement to show that his family was just enjoying their time when he stopped them for a quick painting. I also like how he managed to imply a windy atmosphere through the shape of the large white skirt.

 

Specs

  • Size: 16” x 22” or 20” x 24”
  • Color: acrylic
  • Material: frameless high-quality canvas

 

Irises in Monet’s Garden (1900) – Paint By Numbers Monet

 

Back again to Monet’s Giverny garden. This time, we zoom in to one of his most favorite flower beds. This wide collection of irises was placed right below the artist’s bedroom window because he wanted this to be his first view in the morning.

Fun fact: according to Monet’s close friends, this flowerbed is strikingly similar to the one his aunt had in her home in Sainte-Adresse. Records reported that Monet did tons of research to exactly mimic what he had in memory. This way, he was always able to remember his joyful teenage years.

Monet’s ability to plan the flowering schedule of his plantations was phenomenal. He always had a coherent view to inspire him, regardless of the month. It’s absolutely fascinating to see such a brilliant artist excelling in another field that required a handful of hard work.

Like I said in Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies, I don’t think this piece would be suitable for beginners. You need to have an acceptable level of hand control in order to paint all of these intricate details.

 

Specs

  • Size: 16” x 22” or 20” x 24”
  • Color: acrylic
  • Material: frameless high-quality canvas

 

The Cliff Walk at Pourville (1882) –Paint By Numbers Monet

 

 

By 1882, Monet wasn’t living the best time of his life. His first wife, Camile, died 3 years earlier. And France’s economic recession was starting to impact his sales. That’s why he decided to take a break and visit the vast countryside of Normandy.

Before that, he met Alice Hoschedé, whom he married afterward in 1892. He used to exchange letters with her. When he arrived at Normandy, he invited her alongside her daughters to enjoy “all its delightful nooks and crannies.”

In this piece, he painted two of Alice’s daughters as they were peacefully strolling over Normandy’s beach. I like how he painted the figures with the same painterly approach used for the landscape without affecting the precision.

  • Size: 16” x 20”
  • Color: oil
  • Material: frameless textured canvas

 

Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet (1872) –Paint By Numbers Monet

 

Despite being fairly simple, this is probably the most famous piece by Monet; it’s actually my personal favorite!

This piece was painted in the port of Le Havre. That day seemed to have a heavy mist that diminished the shiny sun into a dim orange circle.

The vibrant yellow and orange hues contrast stunningly with the little boats in the foreground. The separate dark brushstrokes convey the sense of waves propelling the sailors forward, which adds a nice dynamic sense to the overall stillness.

Specs

  • Size: 16” x 20”
  • Colors: acrylic
  • Material: finely woven linen canvas.
  • Frame: DIY frame, pre-stretched canvas, or no frame

 

The Verdict – Paint By Numbers Monet

 

Between all the paint by numbers, Monet’s kits, the Woman With a Parasol is my favorite. I like how he painted his wife as a central figure to convey her utmost importance in his life.

Have you been practicing painting for a while? If so, you’ve got to try Irises in Monet’s Garden. The dense violet and blue irises would keep you busy for hours on end.

Beginners, on the other hand, can cherish the Garden at Sainte Adresse without being overwhelmed. The excellent depiction of the bourgeois adds a nice contrast to the wide view of the English Channel.

Liked this list?   Stay tuned for more! I’ll write more articles to feature the best paint by numbers kits featuring famous painters.

 

 

 

 

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