Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899

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

About this session

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.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Impressionist style
  • Monet brush techniques
  • Tonal Sketching
  • Water lilies (nymphae)

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.

Reference

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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 Chevreul and his Colour Wheel to mix the colours from a limitted palette,as is described in my books and explored in the Colour Wheel Mastery coaching session.

Student paintings

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.

Monet mosaic created by Helen, after attending several classes at Inglis Academy.
After attending several classes at Inglis Academy, and learning Peter’s method, I was inspired to translate the brushwork into a glass on glass mosaic of Monet’s Japanese bridge. The techniques we learned of analysing an impressionist painting - looking at tone, perspective, composition and palette- enabled me to reproduce the work in another medium. I’ve found this method to be very helpful, and transferable to other art forms.
Helen B.
Sydney, 2020

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