Renoir's Roses

What a great result from the Renoir Roses class!

Mt Wilson: the path at Bebeah Gardens

Bear in mind that Coco and Michelle are regular students. They have developed their repertoire at Inglis Academy. So they are very familiar with the Chevreaux Colour System and have quite a good grasp of the Monet brush techniques.

With that experience they were able to take up the filbert brush and apply it to various strokes used in floral painting, producing their wonderful Renoirs in just one session.

Great job!

Richard's repertoire

Richard has been working on his repertoire!

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Richard's Van Gogh repertoire.

After one lesson (Starry Night) Richard went and painted two more Van Gogh, using the techniques he had just learned. Bravo!

In his next lesson Richard painted Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875, to which I commented that it "looked rather Van Gogh". And that is totally good.

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Richard's first Monet.

Richard is developing his art literacy by working from the known, and via repertoire. Learning by doing. Again, bravo!

Angela Tjeuw: Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Lighthouse painting

Angela captured this great memory of her Byron Bay holiday in a painting!

Angela Tjeuw's Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Lighthouse painting, October 2017
Angela Tjeuw's Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Lighthouse painting, October 2017

"The inspiration for this painting came from walking up to the lighthouse to watch the sunrise each morning."

Angela Tjeuw's Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Lighthouse painting, October 2017

"Having done a couple of paintings with Peter, I blocked out the colours I wanted to use and decided on my focal point...the lighthouse."

Angela Tjeuw's Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Lighthouse painting, October 2017

"I then added in the detail and used some artistic licence to eliminate all the houses that are actually in the bushes as I wanted to capture the natural elements. For the greenery I used Monet style brush strokes."

Angela Tjeuw's Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, Lighthouse painting, October 2017

"Quite happy with how it turned out as it's the first time I've tried recomposing a painting, rather than try and paint it exactly as I saw it."

Angela Tjeuw
October 2017