Original Oil Painting: ‘Lilies and Light’

Link to ‘Lilies and Light’ in my portfolio

Another Monet inspired work, oils on stretched canvas. I love the way many of the impressionists played with light and shade and the various techniques they employed to achieve it.

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copyright Francis Barker 2019

‘Summer Picnic’, A Completed Painting – Inspired by Monet


see link: portfolio

Here is one of my completed paintings, inspired by French artist Monet, probably my favourite impressionist.

As they say about art and creation in general, it is about 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration… certainly the case with this example.

This original oil painting is on stretched canvas, see above link for details.

Other paintings will appear in my portfolio in due course.


copyright Francis Barker 2019

Astrology Bites: Monet

My paintings are often heavily inspired by Monet.

Monet’s birth time on November 14 1840 is not known.

However, there are some interesting features showing in the chart of the day he was born: I suspect some of these fall on the sensitive angles of his true chart.

For example, there is a T square in mutable signs involving a Venus Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius, Mars in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces.

This would be a strong character forming figure, hinting at a tremendous, inventive and restless energy which finds a creative expression by way of the Venus Saturn conjunction.

Monet’s practical application of this energy made him probably the most prolific and consistent artists within the impressionist movement.

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