The Inglis Painting Process

We use the same overall process for all of our paintings. That is part of the the genius of the Inglis Art system.

Think about it! The same process works for:

  • Any subject - landscape, portrait, still life
  • Any style - Baroque, Classical, Impressionist, Pop Art

Of course each painting has different blends of colour mixing, brush technique, compositional and tonal analysis and much more. That is why I have created this Art Syllabus, to give you a balanced path to mastery.

You will finish a painting in the lesson and learn the processes and techniques used by the masters of Western Art.

The processes are documented in my publications,start with the latest:

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - a syllabus book from Inglis Academy
Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875.

Lift your spirits!

This will make you smile!

It's also a great example of story telling in western music. I play this in most art classes.

Here's the original version of "Sleigh Ride", composed by Leroy Anderson and performed by the U.S. Navy Band.

Click here to see the video at YouTube.

Now here it is re-arranged by the talented Andrew Gentile for solo piano, just as we rearrange Monet in each class, except, perhaps... better!

Jeffrey Biegel plays Sleigh Ride - arranged by Andrew Gentile.

Click here to see the video at YouTube.

Transcending everyday consciousness

Would you like to enter the higher reaches of human nature?

Let a great composer and a great performer get you 'into the zone'!.

J. S. Bach - German Lutheran organist and one of the greatest musical minds in Western music.
J. S. Bach - German Lutheran organist and one of the greatest musical minds in Western music.

Find a quiet five minutes to listen to this video of the great Japanese guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita interpreting a work by the great Lutheran German organist J. S. Bach.

Click here to watch the video at You Tube.

Read this great description, watch the video and look at the architecture as Blair Jackson describes his experience of the transcendental at a performance of Bach by Yamashita, in a Lutheran church in San Francisco.

"What an engrossing and enriching journey these two concerts proved to be. I felt privileged to have witnessed Yamashita’s remarkable feat, the cumulative power of which is indescribable. Four days later, my head is still filled with glorious Bach bouncing through my head when I least expect it. It’s a wonderful feeling." - Blair Jackson.

Kazuhito Yamashita plays all the Bach pieces for solo violin.
Kazuhito Yamashita plays all the Bach pieces for solo violin.

Perspective in a Pumpkin

Remember Cezanne's three basic shapes?

  1. Square
  2. Triangle
  3. Circle

When we add a 3rd dimension (depth) to these shapes we get:

  1. Cube
  2. Cone
  3. Sphere

This video shows us how to realistically place eyes and a mouth on a pumpkin, and rotate it in any direction.

Perspective tricks that work: Spheres and pumpkins
Perspective tricks that work: Spheres and pumpkins

A fantastic video from the master of perspective - Marshall Vandruff. This is the guy I talk about in most classes who teaches perspective with chalk and a blackboard.