Introduction to portrait painting in oils with artist Jacob Gourly
17th September 2022 –
In this class, you will be guided through an academic but painterly approach to portrait painting in oils. The class will feature demonstrations, group and individual tuition. All abilities welcome, from complete beginner to the more accomplished painter.
What you'll learn about
Drawing and basic facial structural anatomy
Basic colour theory
Techniques and materials
Health warning: use of solvents
A basic selection of materials will be provided but you please bring your own paper, brushes and paints if you can.
Jacob Gourley is a 27 year old professional artist who specialises in representational oil painting and large scale mural work. To date he has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows, and was awarded 1st prize in The Wirral Society of Arts Open Exhibition 2019 for his painting ‘82- St John’s to Toxteth’.
During his Fine Art studies at the University of Gloucestershire, Jacob received a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome in 2016. In addition to this, from 2015 to 2018, Jacob worked for a month each summer in Verrochio Art Centre in Tuscany. During his visits, he attended demonstrations and artist talks from a number of visiting professional artists. Naturally, at this time, he became enamoured with plein air painting, which to date still forms a key component in his practice. Today his largely oil based practice covers a broad territory, including portraiture/figure, landscape, and still life. More of Jacob's work can be seen at https://www.jacobgourley.com/
Cost £65 to include refreshments throughout the day