Refine your Colour Matching & Mixing (Dee Why Beach)

This is a great lesson for developing your skill with colour and the Chevreaux Colour wheel. Learn how to create accurate colours and realistic textures as we paint the sunset at Dee Why beach.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!
An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis.

Look at the foam at the right of the scene.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Complete this painting yourself in only one lesson at Inglis Academy!
We will use my colour analysis chart combined with the Chevreaux Colour System to get Accurate colours.

We know foam is white?
Right?
It turns out that particular foam is actually a light blue!

Even in the foam on the main wave there is very little white, we actually find a lot of warm tones reflecting the sunset.

Chevreaux Colour wheel - © Peter Inglis 2018 - www.inglisacademy.com
Remember that each colour is found in one particular place on our Chevreaux Colour Wheel.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Part of Annie's palette.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Finding the colours in a wave (Painted by Annie)

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Stage 2, blocking in the basic colours.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Painterly textures by Alison.

Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis. Dee Why Beach - a painting by Peter Inglis.
Other versions by myself.

The spectacular northern beaches of Sydney extend from Sydney Harbour at Manly to the Central Coast at Palm Beach. Dee Why beach is bordered at the north end by Long Reef Golf course, seen at the top of this painting.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • chevreaux colour wheel
  • colour matching
  • colour mixing
  • Luminosity
  • Water
  • Chromaticism
  • scumbling
  • Seascape
  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Painting from a photograph

Paint this!

Related lessons

Dee Why Beach and Long Reef - as Monet.