Oscar-Claude Monet was born on this day in 1840. It's said that he was the most consistent, of the Impressionists, to plein air paint. So for this Monday I chose this short film showing Monet painting in his garden.
This poses the question; if you could go back in time and ask Monet anything about plein air painting what would you ask? If you could take back one piece of equipment, paints, tools etc. to show him what you use to plein air paint what would you show him? For sure Monet would be impressed with all of the easels and portable equipment we have today, but it's nice to see a short video like this that demonstrates that we don't really need all of the fancy pochade boxes and stuff like that, you just need to want to get out and paint. Although I'll take every unnecessary pochade box out there because they sure make life so much easier.