Monet: Water Lilies 1919, no.2

Monet: Waterlilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
By painting our own interpretations of Monet's Water Lilies we have a great opportunity to develop our control of hard versus soft textures, all in a swirling world of colour.

About this session

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Monet: Waterlilies, 1919, No.2

Materials

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

Resources

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Chromaticism
  • Round Brush
  • Nymphae
  • Water

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
We use round brushes for the entire painting.

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
We begin by sketching in the rhythms and shapes.

This type of creative doodling will work better for you as you develop your basic sketching skills.

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Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Texture mapping is next.

We control the hardness/softness of the texture by varying the pressure of the brush stroke. - at Inglis Academy
We control the hardness/softness of the texture by varying the pressure of the brush stroke.

Remember the basic brush stroke? - at Inglis Academy (image © 2017 Peter Inglis)
Remember the basic brush stroke? Remember how to create many different textures from one basic stroke?
No?
That's why you need to paint some Van Gogh with me.

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
After mapping the most obvious textures we put in shadows, flowers, and then whatever else we can see.

It's very unlikely you'll capture all of the colours Monet used in your first interpretation. No problem, just paint what you can see!

In the class we use a version painted by myself, as well as the original on my large video screen, which we can zoom in on to examine details.

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Some of the beautiful colours in a Monet water Lily painting.

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Paint this in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
A demo sketch painted in class by myself.

Student Paintings

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Student painting completed in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Student painting.

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Student painting completed in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Student paintings (my demo painting at top)

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Student painting completed in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Imelda decided to paint the Monet in portrait format, which is reasonable because the original is almost square. We routinely "re-compose" the pieces to fit our standard 1.66-1.00 aspect ratio.

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Student painting completed in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Student paintings (my demo painting at top)

Monet: Water Lilies, 1919, No.2 \\o// Student painting completed in just one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.
Student paintings (my demo painting at top)

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