Gerry - 'My first two Monet!'

Gerry talks about her first Monet paintings and what she has learned.

"In taking just two lessons, I’ve learnt so much, such as:

  1. Mix paints to make colours
  2. Identify texture, perspective and shadows/shading in artwork
  3. How to hold the paintbrush for different parts of the painting

The lesson goes by very fast and at the end of it, you tend to wonder if you will be able to create the same painting without your instruction. If yes, then I would have learnt something.

I’m really pleased with my second attempt."

Regards

Gerry

Monet: Meadow with Poplars as painted by Gerry in her first lesson at Inglis Academy
Monet: Meadow with Poplars
Painted by Gerry in her first lesson.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars as painted by Gerry after her first lesson at Inglis Academy
Monet: Meadow with Poplars
Painted by Gerry at home, after her first lesson.

Michelle's repertoire

Michelle is developing quite the art repertoire!

As you know, we develop our painting skills at Inglis Academy by acquiring a repertoire (body of work), and we add one piece to that repertoire every session. There are not many places where you can do that!

Michelle's paintings in her home.
Michelle's paintings in her home.

Mt Wilson: the path at Bebeah Gardens
Michelle's Renoir

Mt Wilson: the path at Bebeah Gardens
Michelle's large scale Monet waterlilies, completed in a series of private coaching sessions.

Renoir's Roses

What a great result from the Renoir Roses class!

Mt Wilson: the path at Bebeah Gardens

Bear in mind that Coco and Michelle are regular students. They have developed their repertoire at Inglis Academy. So they are very familiar with the Chevreaux Colour System and have quite a good grasp of the Monet brush techniques.

With that experience they were able to take up the filbert brush and apply it to various strokes used in floral painting, producing their wonderful Renoirs in just one session.

Great job!