Cezanne: The essential shapes of everything

Cezanne said that you could draw anything with three essential shapes: the circle, triangle and square.

Cezanne's essential shapes.

In our Paul Cezanne painting sessions we explore his 'essential shapes' by interpreting some of his most most gorgeous paintings.

Cezanne also said "with an apple I will astonish Paris!" ,and apparently he did just that. Astonish yourself by painting a study of a Cezanne masterpiece!

A Cezanne by Peter Inglis, posed in my kitchen!
One my Cezannes, posed with some astonishing apples!

The Cezanne paintings in the course were chosen by myself from his repertoire of about 600 works. In some cases we paint an excerpt of the original, much the way a musician will arrange excerpts from an opera. Some of these major works are very elaborate and time consuming to complete in full, let's enjoy what we can!

Paul Cezanne's 'Still Life with a jug and fruit, 1893', painted in one lesson by beginner students at Inglis Academy. Paul Cezanne's 'Still Life with a plate of peaches, 1900', painted in one lesson by beginner students at Inglis Academy.
They did it, so can you!

Tweak your Masterwork

Refine and polish your Masterwork painting with expert guidance.

In 4 hours we can produce a pretty good masterwork at Inglis Academy, but sometimes you want to add a few more stalks of grass, or soften those clouds a little more.

Monet, Meadow with Poplars - student paintings at Inglis Academy

Artists call this "tweaking" and it's part of the daily routine for professionals. With the passage of time, and with more experience, it is normal to suddenly see where one of your paintings will benefit immensely from a few subtle tweaks.

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