I love putting these inspirations posts together! It’s an open journal of sorts, and although “gatherings” usually happen daily, it’s good for me to really sit and think–what has really been my inspiration lately? If you missed the first post, or don’t really know what this post is all about, go have a quick read of the first paragraph (or all of it) of this post, Inspiration Gatherings No. 1!
I wish I knew so much more about this artist. I can’t seem to find a lot of information on him, but I can find a few high-res photographs of his work–that’s like finding gold to me!! I’ve mentioned him briefly just recently here. His work has been inspiring me so much since I found it. It’s not so much that I would love to paint exactly like him, but something about the color harmonies and the way that his paintings seem to have a fluidness throughout the entire piece that is so uniquely Monsted just stuns me. Also, the subject matter he paints is what my dreams are made of: little beautiful, windy, country scenes. Click the image below to see his painting larger, and watch his brushwork come to life! I especially love the birds and the clouds up in the top middle area, and those little laundry lines! Oh, and I have to mention the tree branches just above the little cottages. Zoom in on those!