In his 1920-26 painting Green Reflections, Claude Monet emphasized cool tones of blue and green to suggest the refreshing shade around the pond. He chose a low angle of vision, allowing the water to flow from edge to edge, eliminating the sense of the water being restricted by the surrounding terrain.
Through years of observation, Monet had watched the random motion of the lilies on the water, and this convinced him that, with the play of light, the motif presented an infinite range of variation.
Claude Monet's The Two Willows is an expanded, panoramic take on a motif Monet visited with Les Nympheas and a color palette continued from The Morning. See Monet employ these together in the next section.