“Art fundamentals aren’t skills you learn and move beyond. Mastering the fundamentals is something that is ultimately never achieved. … It’s about developing an ever-deepening understanding and appreciation for line, shape, color, form, texture, etc.
Looking at these two paintings by Monet, what’s the greatest difference between them, especially in the way he’s painted the sea?
Might it be that when he painted the latter Monet had nearly 20 more years of working with the fundamentals of art?