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Gary M Long - Artist

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Gary M.   Long is an academically trained professional artist who paints in a post impressionistic realistic American style.   His subjects range from the classic landscape tradition with figurative representation to formal portraiture.   Painting since his youth, Gary is inspired by the more complex compositional lighting conditions that can be found in nature.   He begins each painting 'en plein air' and finishes them in his Long Island Studio.   Gary lives in Cutchogue ,N.Y. on the north fork of Long Island with his wife, who manages the business side of his career...more
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My new self portrait

September 27th, 2017

I just finished my 2017 self portrait and had some new challenges to incorporate into the painting. The reference photo I posed for had a fairly medium shadow incorporating most of the face, arms and hand. I wanted to emphasize the back lighted quali...