Monet's new paintings reveal a looser, more descriptive stroke. He heated his palette, replacing the cool lavender and silver with more saturated tones of violet, rose, and green. More lush than before, the new paintings celebrate nature's power of self-renewal as if eternal summer prevailed in the water garden.
Claude Monet added more paintings to his intense waterlily series throughout the summer of 1900. See Monet's Water Lily Pool in the next section.