What techniques did Claude Monet use to paint?

Monet used techniques that were formulated by the Impressionists called Broken Color. He worked with oil paints and at times used pastels. he used a limited number of colors for his paintings:

  • Lead white (modern equivalent = titanium white)
  • Chrome yellow (modern equivalent = cadmium yellow light)
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Viridian green
  • Emerald green
  • French ultramarine
  • Cobalt blue
  • Madder red (modern equivalent = alizarin crimson)
  • Vermilion
  • Ivory black (but only if you're copying a Monet from before 1886)