Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 (2 sessions)

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 \\o// Paint this at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com.

Master Renoir's trademark feathery brustrokes with this iconic impressionist masterwork, part of our "Renoir's Gardens" tryptich.

This is a two session painting, held on consecutive Saturday or Sundays.

About this session

Master Renoir's trademark feathery brustrokes with this iconic impressionist masterwork, part of our "Renoir's Gardens" tryptich.

  • Title: Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873
  • Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
  • Date Created:
  • Style: Nineteenth-Century European Painting Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Physical Dimensions: 600(w) x 460(h) mm
  • Original Title: Claude Monet peignant dans son jardin à Argenteuil
  • Type: Painting
  • External Links: wikipedia.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Location: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Materials

  • Provided: Canvas, paint, impasto, extender, gel, pencils, brushes, palette knives, apron, light refreshments
  • BYO: Sketch book

Resources

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Renoir's "feathery" brush strokes
  • Figure painting
  • Floral painting

Tone

We will start with a warm grey tone.

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Loosely sketching the composition.

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Loosely sketching the composition.

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Loosely sketching the composition.

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Loosely sketching the composition.

Blocking

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Blocking in the basic colours.

Then we glaze the canvas.

Texture

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
The first textures are applied quite loosely.

Detail

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
Here the painting process changes radically. This process will take an hour or two from the first session and all of the second session.

  • We use fine nylon brushes to apply hundreds of small, feathery brushstrokes
  • Impasto is used to add a physical texture in parts

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com

Renoir: Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873 - painted by Peter Inglis - www.inglisacademy.com
As the detail stage begins we make final adjustments to the figure of Monet.

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