Did you know that Monet had a boat from which he traveled and painted the Seine River and it’s surrounding landscapes. He called it his bateau atelier. It was from this boat that he could continue his painting en pleine air, and paricularly,
he could observe the water and the play of light. It was Monet and Renoir who first used complementary colors to depict the scintillating light on the surface of the water to reproduce the animated effects of sunlight and shadow and of direct and reflected light that they observed.