My daughter introduces fine art to school children. I did this Monet inspired painting for her and she showed it to a 1st grade class along side a copy of "Boardwalk at Trouville." A boy in the class looked at both and said, "Your Mom did that, I like her's better." Sorry Claude...
This past summer I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Colley Whisson at the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT. Colley is an Australian artist