Monet: Haystacks: Midday, 1890 | Palette Knife masterclass

Monet: Haystacks: Giverny, 1885 - Complete this painting in one session Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Paint this iconic Monet's haystack painting and check out the original at the National Gallery in Canberra! Create a real talking point in your home by completing a trilogy.

About this session

As well as being beautiful paintings in their own right, this series was an exploration of light effects at different times of the day on the same subject.

Monet: Haystacks: Pedagogic material created by Peter Inglis for the Gallery Quality Painting sessions at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Monet: Haystacks: Pedagogic material created by Peter Inglis for the Gallery Quality Painting sessions at Inglis Academy.

What will we learn in this session?

  • Palette knife
  • Impasto
  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Chromaticism

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy
My palette for this painting.

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy
Stage 2: Blocked in.

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy
This impasto low chroma blue will serve as the foundation for our greens as well.

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy
This impasto effect relies on a super-delicate touch as is used in decorative cake icing.

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an interpretation by Peter Inglis. Learn this painting at Inglis Academy

Resources

  • Hi resolution scan at Google Arts & Culture.
  • Go see the original at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
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  • " Monet made a number of quite significant changes to the composition. With the assistance of the diagram based on X-rays, the ghost of these changes in the textured brushstrokes of the painting itself can still be seen. The large stack is about twice its original size, and its shadow was modified accordingly. Simultaneously Monet shifted the smaller stack twice, towards the left, finally cropping it at the edge of the canvas. "
  • Alternate title: also known as Meules au soleil, milieu du jour and Grainstacks, midday
  • 656 x 1006 mm

This short video contains a good overview of the haystack series.

Images from the TV series "The Impressionists" (2006).

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Image from "The Impressionists" (2006)

Student Paintings

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
This was Jessica's third painting at Inglis Academy.

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

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