This week, I take a ten minute painting challenge...can I paint a beach painting, working en plein air, in watercolor in just ten minutes? Our location is the amazing Valley of the Rocks in North Devon and the secret beach that sits at the base of the high cliffs. Check out the finished painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/valley-of-the-rocks-beach-lynton-lynmouth-north-devon-mike-jory.html Materials used: A3 Daler Rowney mixed media paper; Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours (Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber, Neutral Tint); Synthetic Brushes (Round Mop, round and flat)
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and the UK went into lockdown in early 2020, Oxford portrait artist Tom Croft (check out his website here: http://www.thomascroft.co.uk/ ) responded by creating a movement that would celebrate the most heroic people during this difficult time. Portraits for NHS Heroes used social media to pair artists across the UK (and the World) with key workers in the NHS. This video gives you a glimpse of the impact of the movement, a look at Tom's work and also details how I created a portrait painting for an NHS key worker.
Materials used: wrapped canvas; watercolour marker pens; conventional acrylics; interactive acrylics; synthetic brushes
This week, we're on the pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton on a bright but blustery day, painting a plein air beach painting including red cliffs and a red sea using interactive acrylics. Check out the finished painting 'Breezy at Budleigh' here:
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/pebble-beach-red-sea-and-cliffs-at-budleigh-salterton-painting-mike-jory.html Materials used: Aterlier interactive acrylics by Chroma: Pearlescent tinting white, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber; Daler-Rowney mixed media paper; flat and round flat synthetic brushes; Winsor and Newton field easel; Turquoise watercolor marker by Winsor and Newton
This week, I set myself the challenge of painting a belted galloway cow in just ten minutes. Do I suceed? watch the video to find out. You can see the completed painting in zoomable high resolution here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/belted-galloway-cow-painting-beltie-and-blue-sky-mike-jory.html Materials used: Daler-Rowney A2 mixed media paper, flat and round-flat synthetic brushes, Chroma Atelier interactive acrylics (alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt umber, titanium white), Winsor & Newton professional watercolours (cobalt blue, alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue)
This week, I show you how I created a portrait painting of Dame Mary Beard for week 9 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. You can see the finished painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/dame-mary-beard-portrait-painting-mypaotw-mike-jory.html Materials used: A2 Daler-Rowney mixed media paper, Winsor & Newton watercolor markers (turquoise and magenta), Chroma Inc Atelier interactive acrylics: alizarin crimson, french ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, titanium white, burnt umber, Synthetic brushes (flats and round flat)