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Painting in oil from the same window where Monet painted Rouen Cathedral

Posted On: Saturday 5th November 2011
Summary: This was an amazing find. The exact first floor window in Rouen from which Monet painted his famous oil studies of the west front of the Cathedral. And I got to paint from the same spot! Awesome

Blog Tags: Oil painting   Sketching   Pochade painting   Art techniques   Townscapes   Buildings   Painting in France   Simple art   Quick painting   

rouen cathedral paintingThis really is the last post from my painting holiday in France.

And it really was the highlight. Standing on the exact spot where Monet painted his many studies of the west front of Rouen Cathedral. It's on the first floor of the tourist information office.

I walked into the foyer, saw some stairs and marched straight up to the first floor. The worst that could happen was that I would be told to get out! But no! I very nice woman in the office said there would be no problem in my painting from the window from which Monet painted, and she showed me into the room.

Free of charge, available to anyone; just not advertised as such.

I did this oil sketch from the window in a very different style from the one I had done earlier in the day, focussing just on the three doors as you can see here. I've done a video of the room, the view from the window, and me painting as well; it's available free to level 2 members of Cambridge Art Academy.


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