Ode to Claude Monet

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” ~ Claude Monet

I just purchased Leslie Nicole’s latest “Tableaux” texture collection and have been eager to play with it. This is the result of my first experiments, with the base image an emerging waterlily captured in the Chinese Garden at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Inspired by my love of Monet and the Impressionists, I wanted to create an interpretation rather than present literal reality. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 215mm [430mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO 250, overcast, handheld) Textures (Serendipity, SweetLight and WindSong) are from Leslie Nicole’s new Tableaux collection at French Kiss Textures.

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (August 2013)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (July 2012)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Soft Spring Expressions" challenge in All Glorious Lilies (March 2015)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Waterlilies” challenge in Artistic Flowers group (September 2013)

Top 10 in “May Mini-Challenge – Lilies” challenge in Flower Works group (May 2013)

Co-winner (3-way tie) of “Pastel Colours Only” challenge in Manipulated Flower Photography and Fractals (August 2012)

Featured in Inspired Art (25 August 2013)

Featured in International Women’s Photography (7 August 2013)

Featured in All Glorious Lilies (20 August 2012)

Featured in THE GROUP (6 August 2012)

Featured in Grunge It Up (2 August 2012)

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