Style

Here is a dramatic example of transposition of style in painting.

Pentecost River, the Kimberleys, painted in the style of Van Gogh by Peter Inglis.
Pentecost River, the Kimberleys, painted in the style of Van Gogh.

I have painted a famous river crossing in North-West Australia in the style of Van Gogh.

Here is the same location painted in a more conventional style, using techniques as would have been used by Monet

Pentecost River, the Kimberleys, painted in the style of Van Gogh by Peter Inglis.

J. Turner was a big influence on Monet and the French Impressionists. This influence is quite evident in this work, with it's soft edges and swirling mists.

Turner - 'Blue Rigi, sunrise' 1842
Turner - 'Blue Rigi, sunrise' 1842.

Here is a version of the 'Three Sisters' I painted with a little of Turner's style in the sky and in the valley.

Turner - 'Blue Rigi, sunrise' 1842
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, Sydney.

Your painting studies at Inglis Academy are aimed at helping you discern the elements of style, and then to develop the techniques to express it.

This is a fundamental process in the development of literacy in art or music. Understand the language by studying the masters. Then use the language to express yourself in different styles.