Glowing sunset at Manly (ala Turner)

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2018

Let's use the methods of J. M. Turner to paint this energetic, impressionist sunset!

Turner (1775-1851) was regarded as one of the greatest landscape artists in history, and a great influence on Monet.

Complementary colours + Close Tones + Soft edges = LUMINOSITY!

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Tonal Sketch

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Adding the light source.

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Blocking in darker tones and colours.
Then we add a clear glaze and wait for the paint to dry.

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Oranges and blues.

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Greys and highlights.
Glaze again.

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Impasto.

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Softening edges and subtle blends.

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Done! A luminous sunset in the style of Turner.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Watercolour method: light to dark
  • 1" brush technique
  • Painting with a pallete knife
  • Impasto
  • Luminosity
  • Sunset
  • Clouds
  • Seascape
  • Reflections

Student version of 'Sunset at Manly', an original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Student versions

Student version of 'Sunset at Manly', an original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017   Student version of 'Sunset at Manly', an original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Student version of 'Sunset at Manly', an original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017   Student version of 'Sunset at Manly', an original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Student versions - thanks to Jessica, Nobuko, Keiko and Wei!

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