I start out by briefly going through the application process for the competition, then I describe my day, from being filmed, to painting en plein air, meeting famous artists and battling with rain storms. There were lots of possible subjects to paint, including battleships, sail boats, stormy skies, the sea, a lighthouse, grand buildings etc. I elected to paint the view across the water of Drakes Island. All in all, I had a fantastic day! Hope you enjoy the video.
'Dominique in the sunlight' see the finished painting in hi-res here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/dominique-dominicker-hen-chicken-pilgrim-fowl-painting-mike-jory.html This week, I show you how to create an acrylic painting of a dominiker hen also known as a dominique or pilgrim fowl. These black and white feathered chickens actually have quite a few subtle colours in their plumage that I've tried to capture. I used interactive acrylics for this chicken painting and this allowed me to readily apply thin watercolor-like washes and thicker layers to dinstinguish between bird and background. Materials used: Daler-Rowney A2 mixed media paper, Atelier interactive acrylics: alizarin crimson, french ultramarine, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber, carbon black, titanium white, synthetic brushes (half inch and one inch flats, small round brush), water spray bottle
This week, I show you a really quick and fun technique that combines en plein air sharpie pen sketching with en plein air watercolour painting to create a cows in landscape impressionist painting with trees and hedges in the background. These rust red cattle, Red Poll breed were found in a field near Starcross in Devon.
Materials used: Daler-Rowney mixed media paper A4, black sharpie pen, Winsor & Newton watercolour set, round and flat synthetic brushes, Winsor and Newton field easel
This week, I show you how I created 2 en plein air watercolour paintings of the red cliffs and beach at Budleigh Salterton in Devon. I also show you two other en plein air beach paintings featuring people and the view of this south coast of England beach looking in the opposite direction. You can see the finished paintings here:
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/coastal+rivers materials used:
A3 Daler Rowney mixed media board and A2 Daler Rowney mixed media paper
Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolour paints set
Sharpie marker pen
Round and flat synthetic brushes
Water from the English Channel! :-)
In this video, I show you how to draw a pelican in about five minutes or so. You can see the high res drawing here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/pelican-drawing-mike-jory.html This is episode P of the animal alphabet challenge, I use a sharpie marker pen and a wide range of mark making to capture the quirkiness and poise of this large-billed pelican bird standing in the sun.
In this video, I show you some watercolour techniques that allow me to paint a river scene including a distant landscape and boats on the water in about 30 minutes. The finished painting 'Summer evening on the River Exe' can be seen in high resolution here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/sailing-on-the-river-exe-at-topsham-watercolour-painting-en-plein-air-mike-jory.html Working en plein air, I use a combination of watercolor washes applied with a brush and some line work using a watercolour marker pen to quickly create a range of effects and textures. Materials used: Winsor and Newton field easel Daler Rowney mixed media board (A3) Winsor and Newton watercolour (cotman set) Winsor and Newton watercolour marker pens Synthetic brushes (1/4 inch flat and size 16 round)