Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 (Your intro to the Inglis Art Method)

Get an introduction to the working method, colour theory and brush techniques of Claude Monet as you paint his iconic masterwork.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Learn to paint this Monet in our masterclass.

Monet painted quite a number of paintings showing the Japanese bridge over the lily pond in his garden at Giverny. This is the second from 1899. Here is the first.

This is truly living, breathing art! It demonstrates the great legacy left us by the masters of western art. They have left us a body of work within which we can learn and grow at the same time.

Reference Materials used in the lesson

We use a variety of source materials in the class.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Learn to paint this Monet in our masterclass.
My painting of the scene enables us to see the brush strokes and textures much more clearly than a print or display on a screen.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Learn to paint this Monet in our masterclass.
We use the ideas of Cezanne as described in my book "How to Sketch Shapes" to analyse the composition of the painting.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Learn to paint this Monet in our masterclass.
Perspective. What is it? How to we use it to paint?

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Learn to paint this Monet in our masterclass.
I have analysed the colours in the painting and we use this as a guide to help us mix our colour palette.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Learn to paint this Monet in our masterclass.
We will use the methods of Chevreaux and his Colour Wheel to mix them, as described in my books.

Process

We learn to decipher the language of brush strokes and indicate them in the approriate colour. Once this is done we develop these textures into the finished painting.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Texture Mapping.
Texture mapping the Monet Bridge.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Student's work.
Excerpts from the beautiful brushwork of a student, painting with free and loose gestures.

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Student's work.
The waterlilies contain a subtle array of pastel colours, lavender, mauve, violet, lilac and greys.

Results

With my thorough method and expert coaching we always get a great result!

Monet's 'Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899 - Student's work.
The best and the brightest! Precocious and disciplined young minds have engaged with Monet, one of the masters of western art.

What will we learn in this painting?

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