Painting nature from a small boat.
Claude Monet — On Beauty
“Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”
Writings by Claude Monet
Claude Monet to Georges Charpentier (A Desperate Plea)1878
I am literally penniless here, obliged to petition people, almost to beg for my keep, not having a penny to buy canvas and paints . . .
The despair of painting nature - Letters to Gustave Geffroy1889
I am distressed, almost discouraged, and fatigued to the point of feeling slightly ill. What I am doing is no good, and in spite of your confidence I am very much afraid that my efforts will all lead to nothing.
Claude Monet by Himself1900
I was born undisciplineable. No one was ever able to make me stick to the rules, not even in my youngest days.