4 steps to Success

4 steps

My 4 step process works well for:

  1. Any painting SUBJECT
  2. Any painting STYLE

Peter Inglis' 4 step painting method Peter Inglis' 4 step painting method
1: Tone | 2: Blocking

Peter Inglis' 4 step painting method Peter Inglis' 4 step painting method
3: Texture | 4: Detail

Advantages of working this way:

  1. Speed. You can finish stages 1 and 2 in 10-20 minutes once you know what you are doing.
  2. Style. The style of the painting is not defined until stage 3: texture.
  3. Corrections. Everything in the painting can be changed. Mountains can be moved any time in these first three stages.
  4. Detail is last. You learn to work structurally, not from the surface detail.

1: Tone

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

A three minute video showing the Inglis Art Method Stage 1: Tonal Sketching. The painting being demonstrated is Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875.