Monet’s process reminds me a bit of what it is like to become an engineer. In order to become an expert, you have to study the smallest details. You can’t become an expert by building one or two websites, you have to build many and study the different aspects of each unique one.
Monet did the same thing with his subjects, endless paintings, every view, time of day, season, and weather. In the case of the series, Houses of Parliament, Monet painted nearly 100 paintings of the Thames River from 1899 – 1901.
This was the actual river and building he was painting.
And this is what he painted. Simply amazing.