He encouraged his students to look at nature and to paint outdoors, as well as to frequently visit the museums. Matisse copied paintings in the Louvre and painted outdoors in Paris. Henri did not like the way they taught art in the school. He had a style of his own and liked to paint with bright and dark colors. So he went to places that were bright and sunny. On one of his trips, he met the Impressionist artist named John Russell. He liked the way Russell used bright colors. He also liked other Impressionist painters like Claude Monet and Camellia Pissarro. Soon he began to add more colors in his own paintings.