Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875

About this session

This is Renoir's own garden, which he left in rather a wild state!

  • Title: Woman with a Parasol in a Garden
  • Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Date Created: 1875
  • Style: Nineteenth-Century European Painting Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Physical Dimensions: 650(w) x 545(h) mm
  • Original Title: Femme avec parasol dans un jardin
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/ficha_obra/832
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

Materials

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

Resources

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Chroma
  • Composition
  • Impasto
  • Impressionist Style
  • Floral Painting
  • Round Brush

Tone

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875
Looking at the bottom right corner of the original we can see the canvas has been toned with a warm grey.

Blocking

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Blocking in the darks first

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Blocking in the ochres and greens

Texture

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Adding the flowers and leaves

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Detail

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
There are two figures in the midground, painted rather loosely.

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Closeup of the many gorgeous flowers in the foreground.

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
My finished interpretation of this Renoir.

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Painting by Peter Inglis | Learn this painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Tweaked and framed.

Student paintings

These student paintings demonstrate yet again how much knowledge of style a passionate art lover has locked up - my teaching methods merely unleash what is within!

So the first requirement to paint well is a love of art. Love of colour, texture, edges, softness, poetry, music...

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Helen's Renoir - her first Renoir!

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Dora's Renoir.

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Elizabeth's Renoir.

Renoir: Woman with a Parasol in the Garden, 1875 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Narelle's Renoir.

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