I did lots of fun things...
I saw heaps of good stuff...
The weather was fantastic and I spent a brilliant afternoon with Claude Monet at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. (The exhibition is on loan from the Boston Museum of Fine Art)
A long, long queue to buy Monet tickets
but finally … I got them.
It was a good chance to see the world’s most famous and most loved Impressionist paintings, including Monet’s Water lilies, Haystacks, Rouen Cathedral, etc.
The perennial favorite, of course, is his Waterlily series, which preoccupied him for more than 20 years.
Brushstrokes of various directions and sizes depict different elements in his picture, and add texture.
All the paintings are on loan so photography is forbidden. Instead, I grabbed some postcards of the ones I liked the most for my inspiration.
More about Monet
Darling Harbour comes alive
with the Sydney Festival 2009
Catching a ferry to
the Opera House
Found some inspiration
Sunset at Darling Harbour
Saying goodbye to Sydney at
the top of Sydney Tower