50 Shades

Serie “50 Shades of Water”

Isabelle Delannoy is particularly fond of series which allow her to explore the same subject in depth and thus make unsuspected discoveries. Each work is unique!

Versions 12 and 13 are collages and version 14 is a pastel. The following versions are in progress…

There is always a story behind a painting. The series “50 Nuances of Water Lilies” will consist of 50 versions of the magical setting of the water lilies of Monet, a long series just started which you have the scoop …

Isabelle Delannoy loves series, the theme can be the same, but the result is always different. The idea of the Nymphéas became obvious when the artist visited in 2018 the exhibition Nympheas : American abstraction and the last Monet. The name was found naturally when two of these floral paintings were selected for the film “50 Shades of Gray” …

N°1 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 23x33cm - Vendu

N°1 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 23x33cm

This first version of the Water Lilies Basin is wise as a test which I hope will give the 49 other versions wings…
The movement of the water is “drowned” in a range of cerulean blue bringing softness and serenity to the whole. The movement of the water on the bottom left forms a pretty arabesque in which one would like to get lost…

N°2 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 23x33cm - Vendu

N°2 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 23x33cm

2nd version of Monet’s Water Lilies, an oil on canvas

N°3 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 41x51 cm - Vendu

N°3 – 50 Nuances de Nymphéas

Huile sur toile 41x51cm

3th version of Monet’s Water Lilies, an oil on canvas

N°4 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 130x162cm

N°4 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 130x162cm

After the cerulean blue of the classic version of N°6, N°4 is very different. It offers us a more classic version. The work focuses on the transparency of water. An infinity of blues intermingle and respond to each other in the many layers of oil paint placed on this linen canvas.

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N°5 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 60x73cm - Vendu

N°5 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 60x73cm

5th version of Monet’s Water Lilies, an oil on canvas

N°6 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 130x162cm

N°6- 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 130x162cm

The movement of the water is “drowned” in a range of cerulean blue bringing softness and serenity to the whole. The movement of the water in the lower left corner forms a pretty arabesque in which we would like to get lost

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N°7 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur toile de 130x162cm

N°7 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 130x162cm

7th version of Monet’s Water Lilies, an oil on canvas

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N°10 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur Toile de 23x33cm - Vendu

N°10 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 23x33cm

N°8 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur bois de 30x40cm

N°8 – 50 Nuances de Nymphéas

Oil on wood 30x40cm

Eighth version of the basin of Monet’s Water Lilies was made in oil on wood.

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N°9 - 50 Nuances de Nymphéas - Huile sur Papier marouflé de 23x33 cm - Vendu

N°9 – 50 shades of water lilies

Oil on canvas 23x33cm

9th version of Monet’s Water Lilies, an oil on canvas

10th version of Monet’s Water Lilies, an oil on canvas