The water was an experiment. When I finished it, I thought, "That water is boring." The next morning when I woke up, I thought--"Think Gauguin!" Then, without any regard for ruining the painting, I put the patches of color you see here. I decided I liked it much better.
The bridge in this painting reminds me of a green balcony and a green bridge in a couple of paintings I like.
|The Balcony by Manet|
|Bridge at Giverny by Monet|