Andrew Gifford: Exploring Light in the Landscape, Painting in Series 9/ 10 July 2018

2 pm to 9 pm

This is an extraordinary opportunity to paint with the leading landscape artist, Andrew Gifford, famous for his luminous series paintings which capture the fleeing effects of light.

Students will learn how to execute a series of quick studies, rendering the effects of light on the landscape.  We start at 2 pm and work through to sunset with a break for supper.  The following day we return to the studies building up the paint layers, and applying subtle, transparent glazes.  Andrew will give an introductory talk on brushes, pigment, mediums, glazes and colour mixing. He will help students understand the nature of paint and demonstrate how to put down the ground layers and apply the colours wet in wet. By working on several paintings at once, students will free up their techniques and work in an unpressurised manner.

Andrew Gifford’s paintings  have been widely exhibited, including solo public shows at Leeds City Art Gallery (2004), Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh (2001) and Middlesbrough Art Gallery (2000). Collections include the New Art Gallery, Walsall and Chatsworth House and private collections in Europe, USA and Japan.  He is represented by The John Martin Gallery in London.  A monograph on the artist by Elspeth Moncrieff was published in 2005.

Cost: £225 to include supper in the main house.

To book a place email: or telephone 07867 978 414. Not suitable for complete beginners.

Times: Please arrive promptly for 2 pm. After an introductory talk and demonstration we will paint till 6.0 pm. Have a break for supper and return to paint the sunset from 7 pm to 9 pm.

What to bring:

Apron, Kitchen roll, lots of rags as you will use for rubbing out as well as cleaning your brushes.  2 Jam jars,  Disposable paper palette, Palette knife.  Paints – please bring what ever paints you would like to use. Zestit for diluting paint and cleaning brushes, white spirit and turpentine are highly toxic and are not allowed.

Portable Easel.    You can buy all these from art suppliers such as Cass Art.


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