Which painting should I do?

Is this the place for you?

Inglis Academy caters to people who are really curious about Art. You want to know how it works, where it comes from, and how to do it.

Previous training is not required.

Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916

If you are interested in getting better at painting, and expanding your tastes and understanding of western painting then you are in the right place!, Read some of the lesson descriptions and read some Testimonials.

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893

  1. Method - you learn the methods of the French Impressionist masters. We teach the impressionist process and colour system, and how to apply that to all styles of painting.
  2. Technique - I coach you in the physical techniques of great painting
  3. Repertoire - you add one painting per session to your repertoire (body of work). All the paintings we offer are all worth doing. The syllabus is built around Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, local landscapes painted in their style and other giants of the art world. All paintings in the syllabus have been carefully researched, curated and developed into a teaching plan.

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney

Your other options

If you are only interested in completing one particular painting then please enquire at one of the many fine art schools in Sydney which are happy to teach you just your one favourite Monet and Van Gogh!

There are also several businesses in Sydney providing the option of "pub painting", where you do a painting in two hours in a very convivial atmosphere! By all accounts it is great fun!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Private Art Instruction

Enjoy one-on-one art instruction from myself, Peter Inglis.

I have written more than 12 books on art and created a syllabus which has seen hundreds of people enter the art world through painting masterworks by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne.

Buy 'Private Art Coaching 4 hours' and contact Peter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your session.

Here are some examples.


Michelle is the happy owner and the creator of this interpretation of Monet's Waterlilies No.1, 1916.

Michelle H's Monet's Waterlilies No.1, 1916.
Having participated in six masterwork painting sessions Michelle felt ready to tackle a larger scalework.

She had previously painted this piece in a regular session, and so was already familiar with the subject. To complete this large version required 8 hours of private one-one-one coaching.

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All the paintings

Click on the pictures for more information about each session.

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Beginners | Introduction to the Inglis Art Method

If you've never painted with me before, Start here.

Monet: Japanese Bridge no.2, 1899
Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 (Your intro to the Inglis Art Method) - Find session times

Van Gogh: Starry Night
Van Gogh: Starry Night (Your intro to the Inglis Art Method) - Find session times

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Gallery Quality Painting

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Tweaking your paintings

Tweak your painting like a master!
Tweak your painting like a master! - Paint it
Description: See and execute paint immediate improvements to your paintings!
Let me guide you through major revisions, subtle tweaks and glazing your paintings.
You can bring any painting to the session (45 x 60 cm or smaller)


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Colour Mastery

Colour Wheel Mastery
Colour Wheel Mastery - Paint this!

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Refine your Colour Matching & Mixing (Dee Why Beach) - Paint this!

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Van Gogh

The Language of Line

" He longed for an unsophisticated art which would not only appeal to connoiseurs but give joy and consolation to every human being."
- E.H. Gombrich on Vincent van Gogh.

Van Gogh: Starry Night
Van Gogh: Starry Night - Paint it

Van Gogh: Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889
Van Gogh: Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889 - Paint it

Van Gogh: Sunflowers version 1
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' version 1 - Paint it

Apply the "Language of Line" to the conical forms in flowers.

Van Gogh: Sunflowers version 3
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' version 3 - Paint it

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Cezanne

The Essential Shapes of Everything

Cezanne said "... with an apple I will astonish Paris".

And he did. But it's difficult for the modern eye to see why, because his innovations became intrinsic to the language of western art in the 20th century.

In these paintings we will explore Cezanne's compelling and powerful style.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878
Cezanne: Apples, 1878 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still life with Fruit Dish, 1880
Cezanne: Still life with Fruit Dish, 1880 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still Life with Apples,1890
Cezanne: Still Life with Apples,1890 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893
Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890
Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890 - Paint it

Cezanne's "Still Life with a Curtain" from 1895.
Cezanne: Still Life with a Curtain, 1895 - Paint it

Cezanne's Still Life with Open Drawer, 1877
Still Life with Open Drawer, 1877 - Paint it

Cezanne's "Still Life with a plate of Peaches" from 1900.
Cezanne: Still Life with a plate of Peaches, 1900 - Paint it

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Monet

The Language of Nature

Monet's body of work covers all subjects from portraiture, to landscapes, seascapes, gardens and still life. By recreating his paintings from the inside out we develop a powerful tool kit for all our painting activities.

 Monet: 'Adolphe Monet reading in the Garden, 1866'
Monet: Adolphe Monet reading in the Garden, 1866 - Paint it

Monet: Boats at Argentuil
Monet: Boats at Argenteuil - Paint it

Monet: Cabin at Sainte-Adresse, 1867
Monet: Cabin at Sainte-Adresse, 1867 - Paint it

Monet: Fields of Tulip with Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886
Monet: Fields of Tulip with Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886 - Paint it

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866 - Paint it

 Monet's 'Jeanne Marguerite Lecadre in the Garden, 1866'
Monet: Jeanne Marguerite Lecadre in the Garden, 1866 - Paint it

Monet: Lane in the Poppy Fields at Ile Saint Martin,1880
Monet: Lane in the Poppy Fields at Ile Saint Martin,1880 - Paint it

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - learn this painting at Inglis Academy
Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - Paint it
Capture the shimmering light of the morning sun in this masterwork by Claude Monet.

Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899
Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899 - Paint it

Monet: Japanese Bridge no.2, 1899
Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 - Paint it

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - Paint it

Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873
Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873 - Paint it

Monet: Summer (Meadow at Bezons), 1874
Monet: Summer (Meadow at Bezons), 1874 - Paint it

Monet: Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882
Monet: Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882. Following the example of the "Bach of Art", Monet, we explore the delicate line brush and the versatile filbert brush. - Paint it

Monet: Waterlilies, 1906, No.1
Monet: Waterlilies, 1906, No.1 - Paint it

Monet: Waterlilies, 1906, No.3
Monet: Water Lilies 1906, no.3 - Paint it

Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916
Monet: Water Lilies, 1916 - Paint it

Monet: Waterlilies, 1919, No.2 Monet: Waterlilies, 1919, No.2
Monet: Water Lilies 1919, no.2 - Paint it

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Renoir

The finest textures of impressionism.

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880.
Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880. - Paint it.

Still life with Roses, 1910
Renoir: Still life with Roses, 1910 - Paint it

Still Life

Still Life in Tone and Colour Still Life in Tone and Colour
Still Life in Tone and Colour - This is where you get your still life chops together! - Paint it

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Australian Landscapes

Centennial Park in Autumn Colours - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Centennial Park in Autumn Colours - Paint this!

Boats at Ball's Head Bay (Waverton) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Boats at Ball's Head Bay (Waverton) - Paint this!

'Dance of the Cherry Blossoms' - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Dance of the Cherry Blossoms - Paint this!

Nerang Pool, Canberra with flat brushes - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Nerang Pool, Canberra with flat brushes - Paint this!

Lake of Serenity - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Lake of Serenity - Paint this!

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Refine your Colour Matching & Mixing (Dee Why Beach) - Paint this!

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Dee Why Beach and Long Reef - as Monet - Paint this!

Bush Cabin (Fagan Park in Galston) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Bush Cabin (Fagan Park in Galston) - Paint this!

Enchanted Leura in Sydney's Blue Mountains - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Enchanted Leura in Sydney's Blue Mountains - Paint this!

Fitzroy Falls (Kangaroo Valley) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Fitzroy Falls (Kangaroo Valley) - Paint this!

Hill End Road - paint this easy Aussie Landscape - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Hill End Road - Paint this!

Boats at Manly Cove (ala Monet), by Peter Inglis
Boats at Manly Cove (ala Monet) - Paint this!

Manly Aquarium ala Monet, by Peter Inglis
Manly Aquarium ala Monet - Paint this!

Glowing sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2018
Glowing sunset at Manly (ala Turner) - Paint this!

Cathedral of Colour (Mt. Wilson) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Cathedral of Colour (Mt. Wilson) - Paint this!

Path of Dreams (Mt. Wilson) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Path of Dreams (Mt. Wilson) - Paint this!

Palm Beach from Bible Garden  (Palette Knife) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Palm Beach from Bible Garden (Palette Knife) - Paint this!

Palm Beach from Bible Garden - ala Monet, by Peter Inglis
Palm Beach from Bible Garden - ala Monet - Paint this!

Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis. Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney
Palm Beach from West Head (simple) - Paint this!

Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Palm Beach from West Head - Paint this!

Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney - as Cezanne
Palm Beach from West Head - ala Cezanne - Paint it!

Palm Beach South, Sydney - painting © 2018 Peter Inglis.
Palm Beach South: Beach & Brollies

Palm Beach South, Sydney in the style of Monet
Beach & Brollies (Palm Beach South) ala Monet

Autumn Sunset (at Old Government House) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Autumn Sunset (at Old Government House) - Paint this!

Sea of Flowers (Wisteria Gardens) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sea of Flowers (Wisteria Gardens) - Paint this!

Waterfall of Wisteria (Wisteria Gardens) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Waterfall of Wisteria (Wisteria Gardens) - Paint this entirely with foam blocks. - Paint this!

Sydney Harbour Bridge (from Lavender Bay) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sydney Harbour Bridge (from Lavender Bay) - Paint this!

Pentecost River Crossing, the Kimberleys - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Pentecost River Crossing, the Kimberleys - Paint this!

Sydney Opera House - a jewel in the night - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sydney Opera House - a jewel in the night - Paint this!

Sydney Opera House in -Vivid- colours - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sydney Opera House in -Vivid- colours - Paint this!

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis. Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - the ebook by Peter Inglis
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - Paint this!

Beach & Boats at Toukley - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Beach & Boats at Toukley - Paint this!

Beach & Boats at Toukley ala Monet - painting © 2018 Peter Inglis.
Beach & Boats at Toukley ala Monet - Paint this!

Paradise in the Sun (Whitsunday Islands) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Paradise in the Sun (Whitsunday Islands) - Paint this!

Peaceful Light, Running Water  © 2018 Peter Inglis
Peaceful Light, Running Water - Paint it

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Floral | Still Life

Compose Great Floral Paintings
Compose Great Floral Paintings - Paint it
Description: Every lesson in this series, we paint a different floral from a still life setup in the studio.

Glowing flower of the Crepe Myrtle
Glowing flower of the Crepe Myrtle - Paint it
Description: Capture the intimacy of the sunset illuminating these tiny purple flowers.

Capture the glow of a sunset hitting the leaves of the Crepe Myrtle.
Leaf of the Crepe Myrtle - Paint it
Description: Capture the glow of a sunset hitting the leaves of the Crepe Myrtle.

Monet: Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882
Monet: Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882. Following the example of the "Bach of Art", Monet, we explore the delicate line brush and the versatile filbert brush. - Paint it

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880.
Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880. - Paint it.

Still life with Roses, 1910
Renoir: Still life with Roses, 1910 - Paint it

still-life-t-col
Still Life in Tone and Colour - Complete an original still life painting with flowers! - Paint it

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Pop Art

In the Pop Art series we explore iconic images from popular culture.

In the Pop Art series we explore iconic images from popular culture.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Paint it
Description: Paint this cheerful Xmas scene and learn the techniques of poster artists.

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Portrait

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Complete a Sketching 101 session and a Portrait Sketching 101 session.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring
Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665 - Paint it
Description: What constitutes beauty?
Get up to speed with portrait painting as we interpret Vermeer's iconic portrait.

Van Gogh: Self Portrait
Van Gogh: Self Portrait, 1889 - Paint it
Description: The language of line. A very stylised portrait with the characteristic Van Gogh texture of many short lines.

Gauguin: The face of a Tahitian Woman
Gauguin: The face of a Tahitian Woman - Paint it
Description: Master the placement of the eyes, nose and mouth as you paint this beautiful and compelling portrait.

Gauguin, Two Tahitian Women, 1899 (excerpt)
Gauguin, Two Tahitian Women, 1899 (excerpt) - Paint it
Description: Paint this warm and iconic portrait by Paul Gauguin.

Renoir: Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881 (excerpt)
Renoir: Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881 (excerpt) - Paint it
Description: Softer, fine and feathery lines.

Manet: Bar at the Folies-Bergère (excerpt)
Manet: Bar at the Folies-Bergère (excerpt) - Paint it
Description: A textured direct looking portrait.


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Drawing & Sketching

Sketch 101 - get your sketching on in 4 hours Sketch 101 - get your sketching on in 4 hours
Sketch 101: See the world as a sketch artist! - Book this
Description: Get your essential drawing skills sorted out in 4 hours and learn to see the world as a sketch artist. N.B. No painting in this session. In this session we will do a crash course in sketching by working through all the material in two of my books: "How to Sketch Shapes" and "How to Sketch Form".

Sketch Creatively!
Sketch Creatively! - Book me in!
Description: If you want to start filling your sketch book/artist diary with creative tableaux - this is your session! Each time you take this session you'll produce different content.

Portrait Sketching 101 Portrait Sketching 101
Portrait Sketching 101 - Book this
Description: Learn to To capture the essence of a portrait in seconds.
Entry requirements: Sketch 101: See the world as a sketch artist!.

  1. ALL UPCOMING SESSIONS.
  2. Student paintings.