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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers) - Monet Painting on the Edge of a Wood (..Sargent) | Landscape Art Art Painting
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Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers) - "Monet Painting on the Edge of a Wood (..Sargent)"

"Monet Painting on the Edge of a Wood (..Sargent)"

Monet Painting on the Edge of a Wood (..Sargent)
Mixed Media, US$ 414

Monet Painting on the Edge of a Wood (..Sargent)

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Mixed Media

W: 470mm x H: 400mm
W: 19" x H: 16"

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)


US$ 414 SOLD


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About "Monet Painting on the Edge of a Wood (..Sargent)"

This is a reproduction of John Singer Sargent's "Monet painting on the edge of a wood". Sargent's work is most inspirational and I thoroughly enjoyed trying to get the right brushstrokes in the right places! I worked on it over a few years (on and off!), adding more Impressionistic brushstrokes and modifying the colours as I went. Painted mainly in oils with a special crackle technique to "age" the painting, it looks like it's been painted a long time ago!

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

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About Sonja

Sonja Rivett-Carnac (nee Chambers)

Life is Fragile - precious and forever changing. Loved ones pass on; friends come and go. I like to record LIFE through my painting.

By painting portraits my intention is to capture not only the outer facade, but the essence of a person - immortalising them in time. Sometimes recording a memory, life experience or validating a person's life.

I'm inspired by atmospheric portraits and the feelings conveyed through an expression, mood and the play of light & dark on interesting features.

The richness and versatility of oils is wonderful as a painting medium for the subtleties of portraiture. Gradually the work evolves until the moment when I exclaim, "Hello, look who's here!" and feel the person looking back at me from the canvas.

It's the most glorious sensation to be lost in a painting. In meditation I mix the oil paints until the colours are "just so" then brush them on the canvas - like a puzzle, piecing the face together with colour, tone, line and form ... Finding harmony with composition while discovering the person I'm striving to portray.

I also enjoy exploring new ideas and different ways of painting faces and shall continue to experiment with creative expression.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde

Price Range

US$ 63-1,383



Sonja's been an active member of SASA since 2002 and regularly participates in their Annual and Merit Exhibitions. She received a Highly Commended Award for her mixed media painting "Madonna Mirage" in 2010 at their 104th Annual Exhibition, and in 2015 a Commended Award for her oil painting "See me in a Different Light (13 faces)".

She's successfully completed numerous portrait commissions for local and international clients, including posthumous portraits from black and white photographs.


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