Cezanne: Apples, 1878

This striking still life by Cezanne is a masterpiece of composition.

Seven almost identical objects (like the major scale in western music) arranged in a strong rhythm.

This piece is an ideal one to scale up to a larger canvas as it's decorative and unfussy.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878

Cezanne: Apples, 1878
One of my renditions.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875

Learn to paint Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 at Inglis Academy.

In this painting we get the opportunity to practice the relaxed arm technique which enables the rapid painting of hundreds of vertical strokes. This gives the effect of swaying grass flowing like a river through the fore and mid-ground.

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Here are paintings by students. Everybody gets a good result at Inglis Academy! How is that? Well, the method is so good!

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Autumn Colours in Centennial Park

Add autumn colours to your home with this scene.

Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

Sydney's Centennial Park is a large public park that occupies 189 hectares in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. It is one of the biggest parks to be found in any capital city.

I happened upon this amazing scene a few years back, when I was performing on classical guitar for a party of cultured young locals.

Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
Here is the original photograph, which we will work from.

Sydney's Centennial Park from the air

If you are interested in doing some plein-air (painting outside) painting in Centennial Park, let me know!

Student paintings at Inglis Academy: Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
Blocking in the main objects. At this stage we can change our mind about the placement of the main features. Putting some of the basic colours up helps us judge the composition before commiting to more detail.

Student paintings at Inglis Academy: Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
Into stage 4 - adding details. At this stage each brush stroke is very powerful and I show you which brush to use, and how to move in order to create the right marks.

Student paintings at Inglis Academy: Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
Our autumn pallete!

Student paintings at Inglis Academy: Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
Applying leafy textures with the round brush.

Student paintings at Inglis Academy: Sydney's Centennial Park - an Autumn painting
Rebecca's finished work! All painted in one lesson.

Paint this!