Accurate colours

In each lesson we use colour charts I have created, showing the main colours in the scene.

Colour analysis of a painting © Peter Inglis 2018 - www.inglisacademy.com
Colour analysis of our Dee Why paintings.
© Peter Inglis 2018

In nature there is potentially an infinite range of subtle colours and tones. Of course we can't mix "infinite"... or we'd take forever!

So what I have done is analyse the most important colours in the scene. Then we can blend using brush stroke techniques and glazes to create as many gradations of colour and tone as we feel the painting needs.

Look at the foam at the bottom left of the scene.

We know foam is white?
Right?
It turns out that particular foam is actually a light blue!

Even in the foam on the main wave there is very little white, we actually find a lot of warm tones reflecting the sunset.

Chevreaux Colour wheel - © Peter Inglis 2018 - www.inglisacademy.com
Remember that each colour is found in one particular place on our Chevreaux Colour Wheel.

Music to paint by

As we paint we listen to great music. Our brain mirrors the architecture of the music, our body responds with Rhythm and Articulation.

List A

Baroque Handel: Messiah
Classical Mozart: Opera Overtures
Romantic Brahms: Symphony No.4
Impressionist Gabriel Faure:
Pelleas et Melisande
Pavane
Fantaise por Flute
Masques et Bergamasques
Soundtrack John Williams: Harry Potter selections

List B

Baroque Vivaldi: Il Quatro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), performed by Nigel Kennedy.
Here is myself playing Vivaldi: Autumn with my string quartet.
Classical Haydn: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Symphony No.2 in C Major
Romantic Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "The Nutcracker"
Impressionist Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol (Prelude a la nuit, Malaguena, Habanera, Feria)
La Valse
Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Soundtrack John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan (Hymn), A.I., Minority Report, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

List C

Baroque Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major from "Das wohltemperierte Klavier".
My book on this piece: Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and unlock your Right Hand
Suite in E minor, S. 996: 1. Prelude | Allemande | Courante | Sarabande | Bourree | Gigue. Played on guitar by Julian Bream
Brandenburgisches Konzert No.3 G-Dur BWV 1048: Allegro | Adagio | Allegro
Classical Haydn: 05. Symphony in G major, Hob. I No. 94 'Surprise' - I. Adagio | II. Andante | III. Menuetto | IV. Finale
Romantic Johann Strauss: The Blue Danube
Dvorak: Symphony no.9 "From the New World", ii: Largo
Chopin: Etude Op.10, No.3 in E | Op.25, No.5 in Em | Waltz Op.64, No.2 in C#m
Impressionist Maurice Ravel: Chants Populaires: I. Chanson Fran├žaise | II. Chanson Espagnole | III. Chanson Italienne | IV. Chanson Hebraique
Faure: Requiem
Pavane
Granados: Spanish Dance No.4 in G
Delibes: Flower duet from "Lakme"
20c Sibelius: Orchestral Songs.
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry (Stokowski Version) | In an English Country Garden | Early one Morning

Here is my YouTube playlist which contains many of these pieces.