Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899

Orientalism was all the rage in late 19th century Europe. Monet actually diverted a river to feed his huge purpose-built garden, and had a small Japanese style bridge placed across it. He spent the last couple of decades of his life painting in the garden, and the water lily series he left us was to form a foundation of 20th century abstractionism.

Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899 - curriculum painting by Peter Inglis.
Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899

Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899 - curriculum painting by Peter Inglis.
Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899 - curriculum painting by Peter Inglis.

Laying in the initial textures for Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899, completed during our April 2016 one-day workshop.
Laying in the initial textures.

Painting Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899, completed during our April 2016 one-day workshop.
Painting Monet's Japanese Bridge.

The lily pads in Monet's garden. Once you know how to create these effects you are ready to have a go at painting any lily pond that takes your fancy!
The lily pads in Monet's garden. Once you know how to create these effects you are ready to have a go at painting any lily pond that takes your fancy!

The student's palette shows the range of subtle pastel colours we learn to paint in this lesson.
The student's palette shows the range of subtle pastel colours we learn to paint in this lesson.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - the students are almost finished.
Almost finished.

Three final paintings by the students. Notice that they are all different, yet they are all recognisably the same scene, and in the same style.
Three final paintings by the students. Notice that they are all different, yet all recognisably the same scene, and in the same style. The way I teach allows you to express your own individual tastes and preferences within a recognisable style.

This video shows a student working on the painting in a "Paint a Masterwork" session.

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