Little Bit Of Wonderful

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I Love Monet!

One of my biggest artistic inspirations is Impressionism. It’s so magical to me. Claude Monet was the definite master of this painting style, so I wanted to create a painting in this style. I used my friend’s photo, a Polish actress (Ania), as the reference point. I also used this Etta James album cover’s colors as inspiration:


Unlike all my other paintings, I created this one in an evening.  Since it was just a face (and didn’t require a lot of fine detail) I was able to move paint around and come to a final image very quickly.

Here’s to quick paintings, Etta James and pretty polish girls!

Check out the final painting:


Impression painting by Mike L. Murphy

The completed painting.

If you love my impressionistic style, check out my Sunny Day painting!