In 1919 Claude Monet was an elderly man who had already had been painting for almost 70 years. Monet's Water Lilies series came during s time when he had decided to only paint water lilies and water scenes. In 1919 while in near a pond in southern France he decided to paint a new painting for his water lilies series. He liked to paint when the sun or any type of light reflected off the water because it would create a kind of shiny and glittery scene. This painting depicts a scene around sunset where the light is reflecting off the water has a purplish red color while the water lilies give it a nice accent. It is an oil on canvas painting which Monet liked very much that gives the painting a lot of detail.