Which painting should I do?

At Inglis Academy we increasing your art literacy very quickly by development of your:

  1. Method
  2. Technique
  3. Repertoire

Our syllabus has been carefully researched and curated to give you maximum benefit for your time.

We teach the impressionist process and colour system, and how to apply that to all styles of painting.

All the paintings we offer are all worth doing, and you are sure to find something to your taste!

The syllabus is built around Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, local landscapes painted in their style and other giants of the art world.

Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916 Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893 Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney
They are all great paintings!

If you are interested in getting better at painting, and expanding your tastes in painting, then read on...

Check out the Syllabus

Private Art Instruction

Enjoy one-on-one art instruction from myself, Peter Inglis.

I have written more than 12 books on art and created a syllabus which has seen hundreds of people enter the art world through painting masterworks by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne.

Talk to me about your specific requirements and I will tailor a session to your needs.

Here are a couple of examples.

Michelle is the happy owner and the creator of this interpretation of Monet's Waterlilies No.1, 1916.

Michelle H's Monet's Waterlilies No.1, 1916.

Having participated in six masterwork painting sessions Michelle felt ready to tackle a larger work. She had previously painted this piece in a regular session, and so was already familiar with the subject.

To complete this large version required 8 hours of private one-one-one coaching.

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This client, already a professional illustrator, wanted to brush up on her painting skills. We used Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866 as our subject.

Pop Art lesson at Inglis Academy, Shop 7/7-11 Clarke St. Crows Nest, NSW
This client wanted to create a custom painting of a popular anime character.
I analysed the subject and coached her to finishing a successful painting in one session.

Contact Peter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about private instruction.

Paint a Masterwork (Grade 1)

Entry requirements: None. Suitable for beginners and artists of all levels who want to brush up on their painting skills.

This course will build your basic skills as you interpret some of the most famous paintings in western art and simple and attractive landscapes of Sydney scenery.

You can do any of these sessions, and in any order.

Get your "Masterwork Artist Grade 1" certificate by completing:

  1. Sketching 101 (one session)
  2. Van Gogh x 2
  3. Cezanne x 2
  4. Monet x 2
  5. Australian Landscape x 2

Sketching 101

In this session we will do a crash course in sketching. You will learn to confidently create a sketch of any object in moments!
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1: Van Gogh

The Language of Line

Van Gogh: Starry Night
Van Gogh: Starry Night - Paint it

Van Gogh: Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889
Van Gogh: Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889 - Paint it

Van Gogh: Sunflowers version 1
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' version 1 - Paint it

2: Cezanne

The Essential Shapes of Everything

Cezanne said "... with an apple I will astonish Paris".

And he did. But it's difficult for the modern eye to see why, because his innovations became intrinsic to the language of western art in the 20th century.

In these paintings we will explore Cezanne's compelling and powerful style.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878
Cezanne: Apples, 1878 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still life with Fruit Dish, 1880
Cezanne: Still life with Fruit Dish, 1880 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still Life with Apples,1890
Cezanne: Still Life with Apples,1890 - Paint it

Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893
Cezanne: Still life with a jug and fruit, 1893 - Paint it

3: Monet

The Language of Nature

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: 'Adolphe Monet reading in the Garden, 1866'
Monet: Adolphe Monet reading in the Garden, 1866 - Paint it

Monet: Boats at Argentuil
Monet: Boats at Argenteuil - Paint it

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866 - Paint it

 Monet's 'Jeanne Marguerite Lecadre in the Garden, 1866'
Monet: Jeanne Marguerite Lecadre in the Garden, 1866 - Paint it

Monet: Lane in the Poppy Fields at Ile Saint Martin,1880
Monet: Lane in the Poppy Fields at Ile Saint Martin,1880 - Paint it

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - learn this painting at Inglis Academy
Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - Paint it

Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899
Monet: Japanese Bridge, 1899 - Paint it

Monet: Japanese Bridge no.2, 1899
Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 - Paint it

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875
Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - Paint it

Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873
Monet: Poppy field near Argenteuil, 1873 - Paint it

Monet: Waterlilies, 1906, No.1
Monet: Waterlilies, 1906, No.1 - Paint it

Monet: Waterlilies, 1906, No.3
Monet: Water Lilies 1906, no.3 - Paint it

Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916
Monet: Water Lilies, 1916 - Paint it

Monet: Waterlilies, 1919, No.2 Monet: Waterlilies, 1919, No.2
Monet: Water Lilies 1919, no.2 - Paint it

Australian Landscapes

Autumn Colours (Centennial Park) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Autumn Colours (Centennial Park) - Paint this!

Autumn Sunset (at Old Government House) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Autumn Sunset (at Old Government House) - Paint this!

Bush Cabin (Fagan Park in Galston) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Bush Cabin (Fagan Park in Galston) - Paint this!

Beach & Boats (Toukley on the Central Coast) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Beach & Boats (Toukley on the Central Coast) - Paint this!

Boats at Ball's Head Bay (Waverton) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Boats at Ball's Head Bay (Waverton) - Paint this!

Cathedral of Colour (Mt. Wilson) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Cathedral of Colour (Mt. Wilson) - Paint this!

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Dee Why Beach and Long Reef - Paint this!

Enchanted Dell (at Leura) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Enchanted Dell (at Leura) - Paint this!

Hill End Road - paint this easy Aussie Landscape - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Hill End Road - Paint this!

Japanese Bridge (Fagan Park in Galston) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Japanese Bridge (Fagan Park in Galston) - Paint this!

Fitzroy Falls (Kangaroo Valley) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Fitzroy Falls (Kangaroo Valley) - Paint this!

Lake of Serenity - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Lake of Serenity - Paint this!

Manly Aquarium ala Monet, by Peter Inglis
Manly Aquarium ala Monet - Paint this!

Palm Beach from Bible Garden, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Palm Beach from Bible Garden - Paint this!

Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis. Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney
Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney - Paint this!

Path of Dreams (Mt. Wilson) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Path of Dreams (Mt. Wilson) - Paint this!

Sydney Harbour Bridge (from Lavender Bay) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sydney Harbour Bridge (from Lavender Bay) - Paint this!

Pentecost River Crossing, the Kimberleys - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Pentecost River Crossing, the Kimberleys - Paint this!

Sea of Flowers (Wisteria Gardens) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sea of Flowers (Wisteria Gardens) - Paint this!

Sunset at Manly - original painting by Peter Inglis ©2017
Sunset at Manly - Paint this!

Sydney Opera House - a jewel in the night - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Sydney Opera House - a jewel in the night - Paint this!

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis. Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - the ebook by Peter Inglis
Three Sisters, Blue Mountains - Paint this!

Paradise in the Sun (Whitsunday Islands) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Paradise in the Sun (Whitsunday Islands) - Paint this!

Waterfall of Wisteria (Wisteria Gardens) - painting © 2017 Peter Inglis.
Waterfall of Wisteria (Wisteria Gardens) - Paint this!



Student paintings

Paintings by the students. Notice that they are all different, yet all recognisably the same scene, and in the same style.
Monet paintings by students. Notice that they are all different, yet all recognisably the same scene - the Japanese Bridge, and both are in the style of Monet.

Paintings by the students. Notice that they are all different, yet all recognisably the same scene, and in the same style.
Another happy class with their finished paintings, completed in just one session at Inglis Academy's "Paint a Masterwork".

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