Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875

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

Practice Peter Inglis' 'four steps' to good painting (Tone > Blocking > Texture > Detail) as you paint one of Monet's most iconic landscapes.

About this session

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
One of my interpretations, painted entirely with Derivan Student Acrylic.

Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
One of my interpretations, painted entirely with Derivan Student Acrylic.

  • Title: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
  • Creator: Monet
  • Date Created:
  • Style: Nineteenth-Century European Painting Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Physical Dimensions: 650(w) x 540(h) mm
  • Original Title:
  • Type: Painting
  • External Links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

Materials

  • Provided: Canvas, paint, impasto, extender, gel, pencils, brushes, palette knives, apron, light refreshments
  • BYO: Sketch book

Colour

Basic Palette

Extended palette:

Resources

What will we learn in this painting?

  • 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.
  • Perspective
  • Clouds

Step 1: Tone

Tonal sketch for Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 (View at YouTube)

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - detail from my demo painting \\O// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Step 2: Blocking

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - detail from my demo painting \\O// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Step 3: Texture Mapping

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - detail from my demo painting \\O// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Step 4: Detail

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - detail from my demo painting \\O// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
This is about the level of detail you can expect to achieve in the four hour session on our regular canvas size of 350 x 450 mm.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - detail from my demo painting \\O// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Students who have been attending a while, and are therefore painting quite fast, will get to this level of detail on our mid-sized canvas of 450 x 600 mm.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
Detail of my 450 x 600 interpretation.

Detail from Monet's ' Meadow with Poplars, 1875 ' painted by Sydney artist Peter Inglis.
In the distance we see tiny haystacks and mountains rendered blue by atmospheric diffraction. The sky gives us the chance to practice blending soft, fluffy clouds.

Detail from Monet's ' Meadow with Poplars, 1875 ' painted by Sydney artist Peter Inglis.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
The original. 54.6 x 65.4 cm

Student paintings

These student paintings demonstrate yet again how much knowledge of style a passionate art lover has locked up - my teaching methods merely unleash what is within!

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 \\O// Student painting completed at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 \\O// Student painting completed at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

So the first requirement to paint well is a love of art. Love of colour, texture, edges, softness, poetry, music...

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 \\O// Student painting completed at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 \\O// Student painting completed at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 \\O// Student painting completed at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
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