Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Learn how to paint from a photograph as you capture the light at the iconic Barrenjoey Head, Palm Beach through the eyes of Monet.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Sketching with charcoal
  • Painting from a photograph
  • Painting a seascape

About this session

  • Title: Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet
  • Creator: Peter Inglis
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Style: Nineteenth-Century European Painting Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Physical Dimensions: 350 (w) x 450 (h) mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas

This painting depicts what you see looking east from the small beach just to the south of West Head lookout.

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Palm Beach is the most northern point on Sydney's coastline. You can see Sydney Harbour at the bottom of the map. There is a sequence of beautiful beaches running from Manly up to Palm Beach. The large body of water to the North of Palm Beach is Pittwater.

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Pittwater is one of Sydney's most popular boating and recreational areas. Make the time to visit West Head, have a picnic and enjoy the spectacular views!

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Walk down the 200 steps and check out this amazing scene. It is amazing, somewhat obscured here and there by trees. I was tempted to take an axe to them, but then I remembered... an artist has a much more powerful tool - the brush!

Our mighty brush can move mountains!

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
Your painting won't look exactly like this one. That doesn't matter! It will most likely look better. My method of teaching enables you to express your own taste and feelings about what is beautiful.

This is not a prescriptive method, but rather a series of processes which enable your self expression. Go for it! Have fun!

Colour

Basic Palette

Resources

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
My original photograph.

This session will teach us how to make the artistic decisions required to turn a photograph into an effective painting.

Palm Beach from West Head, Sydney,
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Tone

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
We will make a tonal sketch in charcoal and in the process learn how to simplify the scene and bring out a narrative of tone, rhythm and texture.

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
We will make a tonal sketch in charcoal and in the process learn how to simplify the scene and bring out a narrative of tone, rhythm and texture.

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Texture

Using Monet's vocabulary of texture we will create a chromatic story of light which captures the essence of the scene.

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

Palm Beach from West Head ala Monet | Acrylic painting lesson material by Peter Inglis. | Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com

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