Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882

Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1882 by Claude Monet.

Monet painted about some twenty floral works between 1878 and 1883, combining his eye for colour with shimmering, vibrant chromaticism.

Get into floral painting with this soft and colourful Monet. Learn the basic brush strokes used by floral painters even to this day.

Complete this painting youself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy! Book your session now!

Perspective in a Pumpkin

Remember Cezanne's three basic shapes?

  1. Square
  2. Triangle
  3. Circle

When we add a 3rd dimension (depth) to these shapes we get:

  1. Cube
  2. Cone
  3. Sphere

This video shows us how to realistically place eyes and a mouth on a pumpkin, and rotate it in any direction.

Perspective tricks that work: Spheres and pumpkins
Perspective tricks that work: Spheres and pumpkins

A fantastic video from the master of perspective - Marshall Vandruff. This is the guy I talk about in most classes who teaches perspective with chalk and a blackboard.

Free colour fact sheets

Here's a great new feature of my art coaching sessions in 2018: every person who turns up with their artists visual diary gets a free (colour) handout like this:

The Inglis Colour Palette - organised after the Chevreaux colour wheel - Image © 2017 Peter Inglis

... with a short explanation.

Each handout explains one of our important painting concepts. Not too much information, just enough to reflect on while you are enjoying your new painting and looking at the great colours you mixed and recorded in your diary.