Jill Eisele

My practice begins with drawing, often taking me to wild and wonderful parts of Cornwall, capturing fleeting moments where light and colour create atmosphere and expression. These underpin my largely figurative paintings, which convey a sense of incompleteness; of place and mystery.

I have taught in the UK and the USA, and have painted and drawn for my entire adult life. It is both humbling and inspiring to be part of St Ives School of Painting’s community, with its exceptional artistic heritage and extraordinary location. Teaching has been an invaluable opportunity to share knowledge and techniques and to create with others. It is a privilege to create an environment where students are stimulated and encouraged in their own artistic journeys.


Dynamic Landscape in Oils 08/07/2019

£270

Paint en plein air on the cliffs and beaches around St Ives and explore the mood and elemental energy of place. Start by using oil bars and paints outside then develop work back in the studio with brushes, knives and other tools to explore your expressive mark making. An ideal course to experiment and generate lots of ideas.


 


LW - Ocean and Abstraction 19/07/2019

£270

Explore how to convey the ocean with its ever shifting moods and colour. Using painting and abstraction, depict your emotional and sensory responses to Porthmeor Beach, just outside our studio. Consider how artists, past and present, have used paint to capture this connection and harness your own senses and memories to create immersive and personal paintings.


Ocean and Abstraction 19/08/2019

£270

Explore how to convey the ocean with its ever shifting moods and colour. Using painting and abstraction depict your emotional and sensory responses to Porthmeor Beach, just outside our studio. Consider how artists, past and present, have used paint to capture this connection and harness your own memories to create immersive and personal paintings.


SF - Capturing Sea and Sky 17/09/2019

£35

Make your own concertina sketchbook using tinted paper, allowing the shifting sea and sky to unfold freely across the pages. Work gesturally, using charcoal, ink and salt to capture the movement of light, air and water. This workshop gives you a taster of our longer course, Ocean and Abstraction.


SF - The Thick and the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean 17/09/2019

£35

This workshop revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 


SF - Approaching Painting 18/09/2019

£35

This workshop exposes the structural building blocks of a painting - an ideal foundation for beginners. Begin using sketching to record the landscape of St Ives, followed by tonal studies and an exploration of line and form using acrylic paint - a fun and versatile medium. 
 


SF - Spirit of Place 18/09/2019

£35

This workshop is an exciting, practical approach to abstract landscape. Begin with a short walk to gather your observations of shape and line, capturing the energy of place. Inspired by Peter Lanyon's radical landscape work, make gestural, calligraphic images using oil bars, inks and wax resists.


SF - Approaching Painting 25/09/2019

£35

This workshop exposes the structural building blocks of a painting - an ideal foundation for beginners. Begin using sketching to record the landscape of St Ives, followed by tonal studies and an exploration of line and form using acrylic paint - a fun and versatile medium. 
 


SF - The Thick and the Thin of it: Painting the Ocean 26/09/2019

£35

This workshop revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. 


SF - Capturing Sea and Sky 26/09/2019

£35

Make your own concertina sketchbook using tinted paper, allowing the shifting sea and sky to unfold freely across the pages. Work gesturally, using charcoal, ink and salt to capture the movement of light, air and water. This workshop gives you a taster of our longer course, Ocean and Abstraction.


CW - Ocean and Abstraction 26/10/2019

£180

Explore how to convey the ocean with its ever shifting moods and colour. Using painting and abstraction, depict your emotional and sensory responses to Porthmeor Beach, just outside our studio. Consider how artists, past and present, have used paint to capture this connection and harness your own senses and memories to create immersive and personal paintings.