Tweaking Class: Collaroy by Maria

Maria tweaked two paintings in this session.

Before and After

Collaroy Plateau by Maria Imelda Argel.   Collaroy Plateau by Maria Imelda Argel.
Collaroy Plateau by Maria Imelda Argel.

The resultant painting was a very painterly landscape suggestive of Cezanne.

Tweaks:

  • Moved the tall palm tree.
  • Changed the skyline.
  • Added houses
  • Added shadows
  • We didn't change any of the original colours and textures - they survived as highlights on the trees.

Collaroy Beach by Maria Imelda Argel.   Collaroy Beach by Maria Imelda Argel.
Collaroy Beach by Maria Imelda Argel.

Tweaks:

  • Created distance by the use of lower chroma colours on the headland.
  • More convincing movement and colour to the waves.
  • More colour and texture on the sand.

"The tweaking session was my 5th coaching session.

I brought in 2 of my own compositions- Collaroy Beach and the view from our balcony in Collaroy.

The session made possible the transformation of my originals into "master pieces" I can be proud of.

I recommend anyone wanting to pursue painting as a hobby like me or as a career to try a coaching session with Peter. Am sure you will want to move forward with his coaching."

Maria Imelda Argel, retired Solicitor

Close up - after tweaking

Collaroy Beach by Maria Imelda Argel.
Collaroy Beach by Maria Imelda Argel.

Collaroy Plateau by Maria Imelda Argel.
Collaroy Plateau by Maria Imelda Argel.

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Therese's Monet Haystack painting

Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889 - an student painting completed in one lesson at Inglis Academy
Therese's first interpretation of Monet: Haystacks: White Frost, sunrise, 1889.

Dear Peter,

Thank you for a wonderful lesson on Saturday.

I learnt how to apply Impasto to thicken up the paint and Surface Tension Breaker to make it thinner and apply glazes.

Looking at things as dark and light tones gave a new aspect which was really helpful.

I learnt about changing things where I had made mistakes and ultimately to appreciate what I had produced.

A great day!

Therese
2018

Unsurpassed

" Peter, your method of coaching is unsurpassed.

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880

Your coaching session on Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880, gave me the confidence to paint my own interpretation of what I see. "

Thanks again.

Maria A.
September 2018