In this episode of the Sunday Art Show: A real time ten minute acrylic sheep painting tutorial. I begin with some loose line drawing of the sheep using a big acrylic paint marker pen and then complete the painting using atelier interactive acrylics and expressive, impressionist style brush work. This video demonstrates how to paint a sheep in just a few minutes but you can check out more detailed sheep paintings and drawings here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/sheep+paintings See you next Sunday for the next episode of the Sunday Art Show!
How to paint a cow in about ten minutes. A new episode of the Sunday Art Show: This 10 minute ish video tutorial demonstrates how to paint a cow (side view) using acrylic paint in real time. I use the easy to blend, atelier interactive acrylics and start depicting this classic farm animal by blocking in the mass of the head and body very loosely, no line work. The finished acrylic painting shows this brown and white cow walking along through a green field with a cobalt blue background. Join me next Sunday for the next episode of the Sunday Art Show.
In this video, I create a vibrantly coloured acrylic painting of a sheep in about 10 minutes using atelier interactive acrylics. The great thing about the ten minute painting challenge is that is forces you to work quickly and efficiently and really examine your own technique. For this sheep, I used some ultramarine and cobalt blues, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, burnt umber and titanium white. So, if you want to know how to paint a sheep quickly, this sheep painting tutorial may be for you.
I start this video by showing an example of my typical painting style with a picture of a belted galloway cow. Then I talk through a quick tour of my recent drawing and sketching using Liquitex acrylic paint markers. A range of subjects are explored, landscapes, seascapes, cities, still life, dancers and even a cow but all using a red and gold colour scheme. These Red And Gold Experiments are a good example of how I periodically move away from my habitual work patterns to find new techniques. (See you next Sunday for a 10 minute Real-Time Lamb Drawing Tutorial)
I've been trying out the Spectrum Noir alcohol-based blendable marker pens of late and in this video I start by briefly chatting about a 10 minute drawing of a sheep I completed recently and then move on to a real time ten minute drawing tutorial of the same sheep but on a bigger scale.
I've just started reading the book "Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World" - anyone who has shared an office with me will testify that my desk usually acts as a visual advertisement for the title of this book! :-) - only got through the intro and chapter 1of the book so far but I am really enjoying it. Much of the beginning centres on a concert pianist who produces an incredible performance despite having a defective piano. The point of the story being that sometimes difficult circumstances can help us to think outside the box and create things that we otherwise wouldn't have.
I actually use this technique when I paint from time to time. In the example below, I restricted myself to using just one brush and ended up creating a sheep painting that has a look that's truly unique compared to others in my portfolio. Check out "The Golden Fleece" in more detail here.
"You know what Martha? I heard that Beatrice in the next field is very impulsive, she's like a bull at a gate with everything she does!" This is 'Chit Chat' A couple of cows having a chat in a field in Branscombe in Devon United Kingdom. See the painting / buy a print etc here.
'Guardians of the Valley' Two cows, horns still intact, lying in the misty twilight of a Devon sky while surrounded by green and yellow fields overlooking a valley lined with hedgerows. See the painting in more detail here.
"The Courage of Youth" - This young cow was found in a field north of Exeter in Devon. In this acrylic painting I've deliberately used non-realistic colors but at the same time endeavored to keep the hues harmonious so that they are striking but not jarring. The "blue lighting" has become something of a signature in my work and can be seen in several ofmy animal and figure paintings. You can see the painting in more detail here
In episode 14 of the cows in Devon landscape painting, I do some further work on the cow lying down in the sun. First, I add a sense of texture to the hide of the animal and then include some very dark green in the deep shadow areas. The dark green is used to depict the light that bounces off the grass and onto the cow's skin. Finally, I do further work on the cow head, introducing blue shadows and simplifying my treatment of the subject.