Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893

This still life by Cezanne combines beautiful cool pastels in the background with warm colours in the foreground.

It will look great over your couch!

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893

Still life paintings are great for mastering your colours, composition and technique. Cezanne has already spelled out the composition and colours for us, so we can concentrate on technique and emulate his beautiful textures.

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893
A sketch painting. This was my first exploration of the subject. In the class we will tone the entire canvas before starting to lay in the shapes.

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893
The background has been toned, the composition laid out and some basic shading and colour applied.

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893
Here is one of my finished versions.

Student Paintings

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893 - Student painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893 - Student painting at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Cezanne: Still life with Fruit Dish, 1880 (excerpt)

In this painting we focus on an excerpt from Cezanne's "Still life with fruit dish, apples and bread" of 1880.

Cezanne's 'Still life with Fruit dish, Apples and Bread'
A student version of this masterpiece by Cezanne. The original is on the right... or is it the left?

Painting the the fruit dish alone makes for a beautiful painting and relieves us from taking on too much complexity. We can focus on making these few objects as beautiful as possible.

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Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866

In this lesson we recreate a charming garden painting by Claude Monet (1844-1926).

Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

Monet's body of work covers all subjects from portraiture, to landscapes, seascapes, gardens and still life. By recreating his paintings from the inside out we develop a powerful tool kit for all our painting activities.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
Monet's "Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866"

In this painting we will be particularly focussing on the brush strokes Monet uses to depict leaves and flowers.

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