Best Art Teacher in the World

Dear Peter

I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to you for the lesson yesterday.

Painting is my hobby. I am an avid painter and I was initially sceptical on whether your lessons would be of any use to me.

However, your teaching method is so unique and I have learnt new techniques in every single class.

What I valued most that your lesson gives (which other art classes do not) is that it helps to improve self-confidence. I now apply your technique to my paintings and the quality of my paintings have improved tremendously from just a few lessons.

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

Regarding the Gallery Quality Painting yesterday - I have done palette knife painting before but yesterday I learned the correct way of holding the knife and pressure and the direction to apply and pull the paint. AMAZING … little things like pulling it in the right direction made all the difference (i.e. the surf/waves .. horizontal and not the direction of the waterline).

Can’t get these sort of tips on YouTube or at other art lessons.

Also, thank you for critiquing and correcting my ‘personal’ painting (in Tweak your painting like a master!). Your pointers were most invaluable.. such as just by changing the brush direction of the sand, it changed the entire perspective; adding shadows and adding a touch of pink to the clouds, the different colours for reflections on the water and objects etc.

Gerry's Boathouse - student painting undergoing tweaking at Inglis Academy Gerry's Boathouse - student painting undergoing tweaking at Inglis Academy
Before | After 5 minutes of tweaking by Pete

Thank you to the BEST ART TEACHER IN THE WORLD.

Regards

Gerry
August 2018