3 pillars of Art

In each Paint a Masterwork session I talk about the three pillars of art:

  • Method
  • Technique
  • Repertoire

... and then I encourage everybody to do go and do a lot of simple paintings.

Well, I guess it's not that easy, even to do a simple sketch painting by yourself is difficult for the time-poor today. So I have introduced these 2 hour sessions. Most of you can put aside 2 hours now and then.

They are simple paintings, we will do them step by step together, and you'll notice your technique and confidence improving each session.

Check them out here: Easy Aussie Art.

Galston: Fagan Park: Japanese Bridge

Galston: Fagan Park: Japanese Bridge - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

Forget flying to France, go to Galston instead!

You don't have to travel to Monet's house at Giverny in France to see (and paint) a lily pond with a Japanese Bridge, you can do it right here in sweet Sydney!

Bear in mind that Australia was founded as an outpost of the British Commonwealth and it's no surprise that we have some magnificent European gardens here. European? Yes, orientalism was a popular movement in art and music in 19c Europe.

Fagan Park, Galston is a 55 hectare park with 10 themed gardens. A great place for a day out to picnic, sketch and paint!

Wisteria Gardens

'Wisteria Gardens: Golden Tree' - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

The beautiful Wisteria Gardens are part of the Cumberland Hospital, adjoining Parramatta Park. They are open to the public one weekend a year.