Gary Long

After many years as an illustrator I taught on the BA Illustration course at Falmouth University. In 2011 I began teaching at St Ives School of Painting. I deliver courses involved with the figure, still life and landscape. My practice as a painter feeds into the teaching, often through demonstrations. The school is wonderful – the history the ethos and most of all the people.

I am a figurative painter making images concerned with the coast, sea, sky, weather and the impressions they leave as well as the human figure.
After studying at Birmingham College of Art and Manchester College of Art, I spent many years as an illustrator working for international clients in advertising and publishing in UK and North America. My paintings are exhibited across the UK and internationally.

www.garylongart.com


Where Sea Meets Land 11/07/2019

£195

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.

 


Painting Landscape with a Palette Knife 29/07/2019

£285

This is a chance to paint confidently in oils with a palette knife, using source material from the dramatic coastline around St Ives and working in the historic Porthmeor studios. Learn the secrets of harnessing the power of the knife to lift a painting. Through demonstrations and practice, learn to create texture, life and depth to create a dynamic landscape of your own. 


 


Painting Flowers in Oils 12/08/2019

£270

Nothing quite compares with the luscious possibility of working with oil paint, but it can be a daunting medium. Following in the seasoned footsteps of tutor Gary Long and working from a subject that has transfixed artists for centuries: a bold seasonal bouquet, this course equips you with a practical approach to painting flowers in oils.
 


Painting the Rooftops of St Ives 19/08/2019

£285

Explore the architecture and landscape of St Ives with waterbased mediums, drawing and oils. Learn to capture vivid visual notes to develop into a small figurative oil painting on the third day. In the spirit of so many artists before, capture your time in St Ives using line, colour and shape.
 


Where Sea Meets Land 21/10/2019

£285

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.

 


Developing Your Portraiture Painting 11/11/2019

£495

Working from direct observation with a clothed model, move from drawing to painting with gouache and oils. Examine in-depth approaches to portraiture using artists such as Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer as inspiration. This is an ideal follow up to our Introduction to Portraiture course or if you have some experience in painting and life drawing.


Abstracting the Figure in Paint 13/01/2020

£465

Using oils, mixed media and drawing, work from the nude and clothed figure to explore the exciting relationship between abstraction and representation. The work of the Bay Area Figurative movement of 1950's San Francisco is our starting point. Move from the use of a recognisable subject to boldly coloured, abstract arrangements. An ideal course to advance your figure painting whilst exploring both abstraction and representation.

     



 


Representing the Figure in Oils 17/02/2020

£325

Learn how to capture the human figure in oil paint working directly from the model. An ideal course for those who would like to take their figure drawing into paint. Working with a model every day, there will be a mix of tutor demonstrations, group instruction and personal tuition. You will consider tone, perspective, palette, and composition to enable you to create a compelling figure painting.

 

 


Painting the Rooftops of St Ives 23/03/2020

£285

Explore the architecture and landscape of St Ives with waterbased mediums, drawing and oils. Learn to capture vivid visual notes to develop into a small figurative oil painting on the third day. In the spirit of so many artists before, capture your time in St Ives using line, colour and shape.
 


Where Sea Meets Land 06/04/2020

£285

Using an expressive approach in oils capture the dramatic encounter between the sea and the land. Observe and sketch the coastline around St Ives, learning how to work with gouache to make annotations on colour and weather. Back in the studio develop these into lively and dramatic oil paintings. You will gain confidence in using tools, techniques and a limited palette to capture drama and movement.

 


Painting the Tuscan Landscape 22/05/2020

£485

Spring is a beautiful time of year to capture the Tuscan landscape. Use sketchbooks to capture areas of interest in the natural landscape and vibrant Italian life and architecture. Back in the studio develop gouache studies into oil paintings. There will be six days of tuition. On other days, students can work self-directed in the spacious studio or enjoy the surrounding area.