Mum's Garden & Paintings

Mum was born in Gilgandra, or "Gil", as Aussies call it, which is about 440 km west of Sydney, north of Dubbo.

Madelaine Inglis - self portrait
Mum's self portrait, painted when I was a child.

As a kid I remember her constantly painting, sculpting exquisite floral cake decorations which regularly won prizes at the Easter Show, doing large tapestry and lots of hand painted decopage. I guess that was a pretty good artistic environment for me to grow up in?

A lot of this work survives in the beautiful house which she built out near Mudgee, about 300km west of Sydney.

She also designed the garden, which is a painter's delight, full of colour and texture and with a backdrop of mountains.

A strict process that nurtures individual expression

The variety of results shown in this one session demonstrates that I am teaching a painting process which:

  1. Creates a finished masterwork in one session
  2. and yet allows for a range of personal approaches to the subject.

This is by far the quickest way to find your own style in painting (and music too!). By analysing and interpreting recognised masterworks.

These examples were painted in one session: Cezanne: Apples, 1878.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878
Cezanne's original.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Having found the lines of counterpoint, the student is defining the darkest tones first.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Laying down a base coat of red on that apple gives the canvas a huge lift!

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
This student has worked on all the "positive space" first.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
By way of contrast, this student has mapped all the negative space first!

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Drawing the positive and negative spaces together.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Naomi's Cezanne incorporated a pop culture reference, with a couple of "smiley face" or you might call them "emoticon apples"!

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Gorgeous backgound textures on Naomi's Cezanne, which are difficult to capture with a camera.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Penny's Apples included a Valentine!

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Cherry's Apples showed her preference for Baroque texturing, doubtless informed by her 8 grades of piano and violin repertoire.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Alex managed to capture the "squared-off" shapes that Cezanne preferred. This gives the simple sphere a lot of energy.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Tina's apples displayed soft, blended textures. She later overlaid some constructivist Cezanne strokes with impasto.

Cezanne: Apples, 1878 | Student painting completed in one session at Inglis Academy: www.inglisacademy.com
Detail from Tina's Cezanne.

So at the end of a four hour session we have five unique expressions of artistic style, and five more beautiful paintings have entered the world!

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Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, all the impressionists favoured this stye of frame for their own paintings. A more restrained frame which still has the essential elements of the Baroque. Minimalistic and suited to some modern decor, this frame still creates a window into your painting and provides warmth and light.

This line of frames was designed by myself to showcase your paintings at affordable prices, and with super-convenient features to make your gallery easy and fun to curate!

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Even your sketch paintings will look great in one of these frames!

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Hang any of the frames in either portrait or landscape orientation (tall or wide).

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Purchase any 4 frames in one transaction and get 25% off the total price.

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Counterpoint

  • It: Contrapasto
  • Lat: Contrapunctus

Defn: A musical device using contrary motion, perfected in the Baroque Period and exemplified by the music of J.S. Bach (1685-1750).

In music

Bars 1-8 from Bach Prelude No.1 (WTC) | excerpt from "Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and unlock your Right Hand" by Peter Inglis.
Bars 1-8 from Bach Prelude No.1 (WTC) by J.S. Bach.

J.S. Bach

Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and unlock your Right Hand
Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and unlock your Right Hand

In Nature

Trees often display intricate counterpoint. | Stages in painting "Capture the Light (Wisteria Gardens)" - An original Australian Landscape by Peter Inglis. © 2018 Peter Inglis
Trees often display intricate counterpoint.

The deeper you look, the more contrapuntal movement you will see. We choose energetic brush strokes to emphasise this musical movement. In another painting we might choose to stipple, representing intersecting clouds of harmony.

Free Soiree - includes a Painting Demo & Meal

Students at the soiree!

About this session

  • Relax after work
  • Enjoy great food and company.
  • Make new friends.
  • Meet your fellow students.
  • Enjoy a live painting demo.

Lots of laughter and good company guaranteed!

We have some very - very - very interesting people in the Gallery Quality Painting stream now. Come along and meet your fellow art lovers!

This is a free event for students and guests, but bookings are essential.

Vermeer - Girl with the Pearl Earring
Enjoy a portrait painting demo. Sometimes I'll do a portrait from a live model. This is my sketch painting for Vermeer - Girl with the Pearl Earring.

In our GQP sessions I do demonstrate techniques and even paint small excerpts, but here is your opportunity to see me go from blank canvas to a finished painting.

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Painting an artistic interpretation of a photograph.

Logistics

  • Plenty of free parking right outside the building after 6 p.m.

Monet: Cabin at Sainte-Adresse, 1867
Painting a work from our syllabus.

Who can attend?

Still life - Coffee and Tart

Included for your enjoyment is a delightful degustation.

  • Gourmet Pasta: Chorizo, roasted vegetables,basil and napoli sauce.
  • Asian Beef Salad
  • Gourmet Cheese & Crackers
  • Cheeses and crackers
  • Chocolate treats
  • Tea: A range of delightful and delicate teas
  • Coffee
  • Mineral Water
  • Alcohol: BYO

Pete talks Art.

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