Monet Water Lilies Homage

My earliest memories of looking at paintings was when I'd visit the Impressionist galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago as a child. I remember a Claude Monet exhibit there during graduate school in 1975, where I was blown away by a room with curved walls displaying "Water Lilies Nymphéas" canvases that were 20 feet long. I've sat in the circular Galerie de l'Orangerie in Paris surrounded by 42-foot-long canvases, and in that cities Musée Marmottan Monet and Musé d'Orsay, as well as museums with his works in London, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

I owe tremendous inspiration to his paintings and aesthetic for capturing light on water. The paintings on this page are an homage to his water lilies, and many of them are based on photos I took at lily pond in Giverny. Some are included on other theme pages, and details of water lilies are taken from larger pictures (i.e., from Balboa Park).

Leigh with triptych
Water Lilies Tryptic ~ 2017 • 108 x 48
“Looks Kind of Like a Monet” ~ 1998 • 40 x 30
Water lilies ~ Neil Cohn, Chicago, IL 2002 (revised 2008) • 22 x 28
Water Lilies in Monet’s Pond ~ Doug & Karen Hall, San Jose, CA 2012 • 48 x 24
Monet’s Japanese Bridge ~ Carolyn Costin, Malibu, CA 2012 • 24 x 18
Homage to C.M. ~ Laurie Smith Markevicius, Tucson, AZ 2010 • 40 x 30
White Waterlilie ~ Anne Edwards, La Verne, CA 2013 • 14 x 11
Mallard at Huntington Gardens ~ Leyli Boroujerdi, Venice, CA 2013 • 12 x 24

Details from various paintings