Dee Why Beach and Long Reef - as Monet

Use the methodology of Monet to create a capture the light and movement of a sunny day at Dee Why beach.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

Create this simple and effective seascape in the style of Monet in just one lesson!

The spectacular northern beaches of Sydney extend from Sydney Harbour at Manly to the Central Coast at Palm Beach. Dee Why beach is bordered at the north end by Long Reef Golf course, as seen in this painting.

What will we learn in this painting?

  1. painting from a photograph
  2. monet brush techniques
  3. luminosity
  4. water
  5. chromaticism
  6. seascape
  7. atmospheric perspective

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Dee Why Beach and Long Reef

Learn how to create accurate colours and textures as we paint the sunset at Dee Why beach.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

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.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!
We will use my colour analysis chart combined with the Chevreaux Colour System to get Accurate colours.

The spectacular northern beaches of Sydney extend from Sydney Harbour at Manly to the Central Coast at Palm Beach. Dee Why beach is bordered at the north end by Long Reef Golf course, seen at the top of this painting.

  • Applying paint with the palette knife
  • Hard and soft edges
  • Impasto
  • Luminosity
  • Water
  • Chromaticism
  • Seascape
  • Atmospheric perspective

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Related lessons

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef - as Monet.

Paradise in the Sun (Whitsunday Islands)

A beautiful tropical seascape in Australia's north.

Hill Inlet and Whiteheaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, a landscape painting lesson at Inglis Academy
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

This painting is based on a beautiful photograph taken by my good friend Mark Schimmer, at Hill Inlet and Whiteheaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands.

This lesson is a great exercise in using 'artistic licence' to improve a composition and in blending colours.

Hill Inlet and Whiteheaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, a landscape painting lesson at Inglis Academy
The painting would also look great on a wide canvas.

Hill Inlet and Whiteheaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, a landscape painting lesson at Inglis Academy
Student paintings including two first time painters!

Hill Inlet and Whiteheaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, a landscape painting lesson at Inglis Academy
Sometimes we use the fingers as a brush.

Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!

Paint this!