OIL PAINTING: Lane in the Poppy Fields, Ile Saint-Martin , 1880
Often, Monet painted many oil paintings of the same things. He wanted to know how something would look in the different times of the day or different seasons of the year. Monet tried to make colors, shadows, and light in his paintings as real as possible. The exciting brush strokes and colors in Monet's paintings give the feeling of being right there at the moment he made the painting.