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Ode to Claude Monet by Celeste Mookherjee

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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 “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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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    Awesome work. So love the tones.

  • Joy, thank you so much for the great comment and fave! I was after gentle pastel tones – so glad you like them!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    Like Monet you have used oils! Altogether a lovely creation.

  • Thanks very much, Bette! I had so much fun putting this together.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 2 years ago

    Splendid! Very well done :) congrats! A great choice of texture and wonderful composition :)

  • Thank yo very much, Yannik! I appreciate your visit and comment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 2 years ago

    This is wonderful!!! I think you have made a great investment! Monet would be envious! :)

  • Thank you very much, Angie! I really love working with Leslie’s textures.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...about 2 years ago

    …an absolute work of art with such delightful color …..Angie said Monet would be envious…too true!

  • Katherine, thank you! I had so much fun doing this. I had a good idea of what I wanted and was delighted that it worked.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lisa Knechtel
    Lisa Knechtelabout 2 years ago

    Lovely! Very Monet!

  • Thank you, Lisa!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Poverty
    Povertyabout 2 years ago

    If I said this was beautiful I would be wrong. If I said it is very beautiful I would be right. Cheers. Tony.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment, Tony!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, very painterly. Really nice color and composition.

  • Thanks very much, Cindy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsabout 2 years ago

    Love the painterly effect, Celeste. The colors are so weet!!!!

  • Thank you, Eby! I had so much fun with this one!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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