Monet's Garden: Poppies, Giverny, France
Ellenshaw had traveled the world as he worked on films, but after his retirement, he had time to devote to the landscape painting he had always wished to do. Giverny was one of his favorite places and he returned to it time and again, as his paintings demonstrate. One of his favorite elements there were the bright red poppies with which Monet punctuated with floral composition. Like many painters, Ellenshaw revisited the vivid blooms repeatedly.