Monday, 26 September 2016

Giverny's cows

Giverny's cows - Oil on canvas (10" x 12") by Benoit philippe

Monday, 19 September 2016

The sea near Alicante

The sea near Alicante - Oil on canvas panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe

Friday, 16 September 2016

Rose and bud

Rose and bud - Oil on canvas panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe

Monday, 12 September 2016

Anyone wants to play?

Anyone wants to play? - Oil painting (6"x 8") by Benoit Philippe

This a commission from the owners of this lovely dog. In the past, I painted two of their dogs:
Barney the Springer and Danny the Border Colly.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny

Monet’s garden in Giverny is divided into two parts: The Clos Normand (close to the pink house) and the Water Garden, which is actually on the other side of a road.

The Clos Normand

This is an incredible garden during the summer, with hundreds of flowers as rich in colours as the painter’s palette.

The garden seen from Monet’s bedroom

The central path with nasturtiums orange flower in full bloom

The Water Garden

This part of the garden has been made famous by the « Nymphéas » series, as well as the numerous paintings of the Japanese style bridge (painted in green instead of the traditional red).

Practical details

The Monet Foundation
84 rue Claude Monet
27620 Giverny - France

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Monet's Water Garden - Oil painting

Monet's Water Garden - Oil painting (18"x14") by Benoit Philippe

Saturday, 3 September 2016

First week-end of the Swindon Open Studios

A few photos from the start of the Swindon Open Studios 2016.  I am at the Richard Jefferies Museum in Swindon (Full details below).

A riot of irises - Oil painting

 Malaga Cathedral - Oil painting

This year SOS program

Swindon Open Studios 2016


Richard Jefferies Museum
Marlborough Rd, 
Swindon SN3 6AQ, 
United Kingdom

Dates and time

Sunday 4th September – 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10th September – 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 11th September – 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Claude Monet’s House at Giverny

You start the visit on the ground floor with the “reading room”, also called the “little blue sitting room”, which communicates with the pantry.

The pantry

Koi - Ukiyo-e by Utagawa Hiroshige

Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) from Claude Monet’s collection are dotted around the house. These are prints by Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Hiroshige.

The studio-sitting room

Monet worked in this studio until 1899 which then became a sitting room where coffee was served. To paint the Nympheas, Monet used a large studio where the museum store is now located.
The visit continues on the first floor.

Monet’s bedroom

Monet’s bedroom was reconstituted in 2013 and features reproductions of paintings by his friends: Cézanne, Renoir, Signac or Caillebotte.

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet’s bedroom

Blanche lived in Giverny until her death in 1947.

Back on the ground floor, you visit the dining room and lastly the dining room, which to me is one of the most impressive and personal room in the whole house. The yellow paint just radiates.

Dining room


Virtual tour around Monet’s house

I encourage you to take a Virtual tour around Monet’s house, which is really well done.

Practical details

The Monet Foundation
84 rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny - France

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