Sketching the Masters

Behind every masterwork painting is a strong sketch.

Sketching quickly ensures that we don't get lost in the details.

You are forced to record your first impressions - the most essential elements of the scene.

Sketch painting of: Monet: Fields of Tulip With Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886
This is a 2 minute sketch painting of Monet: Fields of Tulip with Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886.

Sketch painting of: Monet: Fields of Tulip With Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886
Monet: Fields of Tulip with Rijnsburg Windmill, 1886.

Sketch of Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890
My charcoal sketch of Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890.

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890
Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1890.

Sketch painting of the Sydney Opera House
Sketch painting for Sydney Opera House - a jewel in the night.

In our Gallery Quality Painting sessions I demonstrate these techniques.

I have written two books on sketching:

How to Sketch Shapes by Peter Inglis
How to Sketch Shapes. This book will teach you how accurately sketch simple and complex shapes in seconds.


How to sketch Form. This book will teach you how create three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface in minutes.