Refine your Colour skills

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Learn how to create accurate colours and realistic textures as we paint the sunset at Dee Why beach.

About this session

The spectacular northern beaches of Sydney extend from Sydney Harbour at Manly to the Central Coast at Palm Beach. Dee Why beach is bordered at the north end by Long Reef Golf course, seen at the top of this painting.

This is a great lesson for developing your skill with colour and the Chevreaux Colour wheel.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Other versions by myself. Repetition is an essential learning srategy. We learn a lot by painting the same scene many times.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!

Materials

  • Provided: Canvas, paint, pencils, brushes & aprons
  • BYO: Sketch book

Resources

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef - as Monet.

What will we learn in this painting?

Chevreaux Colour wheel - © Peter Inglis 2018 - www.inglisacademy.com
Ech colour is found in one particular place on our Chevreaux Colour Wheel.

  • Chevreaux Colour Wheel
  • Colour matching
  • Colour mixing
  • Luminosity
  • Water
  • Chromaticism
  • Scumbling
  • Seascape
  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Painting from a photograph
We will use my colour analysis chart combined with the Chevreaux Colour System to get Accurate colours.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

Look at the foam at the right of the scene.

We know foam is white?
Right?
It turns out that particular foam is actually a light blue!

Even in the foam on the main wave there is very little white, we actually find a lot of warm tones reflecting the sunset.

Student Paintings

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Part of Annie's palette.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Finding the colours in a wave (Painted by Annie)

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Stage 2, blocking in the basic colours.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Painterly textures by Alison.

Paint this!