Today’s “What’s Missing?” art is in the Impressionism style. Best described by Michael McClure, “Impressionism means taking inspiration directly from nature, trusting your senses rather than what you know.” I love that the idea of this style is to truly record your first impression-that goes along so well with the iSissies mantra of taking a breath and enjoy the moment. Have fun looking for the missing elements.
Lily Pads by Monet
“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
Starry Night by Van Gogh
“At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.”
Vincent van Gogh
P.S. ANSWER: If you didn’t find the missing elements, it is the bright pink flowers of the lily pad in Monet’s painting and there are 3 stars missing in the left hand corner of van Gogh’s painting.