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The Sunday Art Show - Festive Season Christmas Shoppers Painting

December 8th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Festive Season Christmas Shoppers Painting



This week's video is inspired by the festive season and Christmas shopper in Exeter. see the finished painting "Christmas on Queen Street" here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/christmas-shopping-in-queen-street-exeter-mike-jory.html
Materials used: Canvas with smooth finish, Synthetic brushes, atelier interactive acrylics: titanium white, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber

The Sunday Art Show - Reindeer loose and lively watercolor painting with no pencil drawing

December 3rd, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Reindeer loose and lively watercolor painting with no pencil drawing



A bit late posting this blog, but here are details of the video that went up on the channel on Sunday. This week, I take you through painting a reindeer in watercolour with no initial pencil drawing and a loose and lively style of brushwork. You can see the finished painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/reindeer-watercolor-painting-mike-jory.html
Materials used: Daler Rowney mixed media paper (A2), artdiscount.co.uk synthetic watercolour brushes, Winsor and Newton professional watercolours (alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, naples yellow, neutral tint)

The Sunday Art Show - Loose and lively sheep and autumn landscape painting

November 24th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Loose and lively sheep and autumn landscape painting



In this week's Sunday Art Show, I show you how to create a painting of a sheep in an autumn landscape using watercolour and interactive acrylic. You can see the finished painting in hi-res here:
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/sheep-in-autumn-landscape-mike-jory.html
You can find a gallery of sheep paintings and drawings here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/sheep+paintings
The sheep inspiration came from a visit to the flock at Powderham castle in the summer. The trees were inspired by some bright orange foliage in a car park in Exeter. I use loose washes and lots of different ways of applying the paint to create the finished sheep and landscape painting.
Materials used: 7B pencil, Winsor and Newton Watercolour Set (Cotman), Synthetic round and flat brushes, Daler-Rowney mixed media paper, Atelier interactive acrylics (titanium white, burnt umber, cadmium yellow deep, alizarin crimson, french ultramarine)

The Sunday Art Show - Visit to the South West Academy of Arts Open Exhibition 2019

November 17th, 2019



This week, I show you an overview of an amazing exhibition of artwork by a range of the region's top painters and sculptors. Each year, the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts holds an open exhibition. This year, 2019, the open exhibition is being held at Exeter Castle, it runs until 23rd Nov and is open 10am to 430pm daily. Entry to the exhibition is free. If you like to check out the online catalogue of artwork on display then click this link to go to the SWAc website: https://www.southwestacademy.org.uk/open-2019-online-catalogue

The Sunday Art Show - street protest watercolour painting

November 10th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - street protest watercolour painting



In this week's video, I show you how to create a loose and lively watercolour painting of a crowd of people walking through a city street. My crowd happen to be protesting against climate change but the techniques apply to any group of people. You can see the finished painting "Time to stop" (prints are also available to buy) here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/street-protest-in-exeter-watercolor-painting-mike-jory.html
materials used: daler-rowney mixed media paper, ball point pen (brown), Winsor and Newton watercolours (ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, ivory black, lemon yellow, alizarin crimson), synthetic brushes: rounds and flats

The Sunday Art Show - Exeter Cathedral Watercolour Painting

November 3rd, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Exeter Cathedral Watercolour Painting



This week's video is all about watercolour painting. I show you, step by step, how I created "Autumn at Exeter Cathedral" see the finished painting or buy a print etc here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/exeter-cathedral-watercolour-painting-mike-jory.html
Starting with a very simple line drawing that only includes basic shapes, I take a loose and lively approach to painting Exeter Cathedral in watercolour. Thin washes are applied first, then some quick gestural brushwork is used to pick out details here and there and create a variety of textures. I move trees around to create a better composition for this large building in the county town of Devon, work in an impressionist style, keeping things simple but effective and always maintaining a sense of space and light. Materials used:
Flat and round synthetic brushes, A2 Daler Rowney mixed media paper, Winsor and Newton watercolours: Burnt umber, french ultramarine, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson. Also used a little bit of atelier interactive acrylic at the end: titanium white, alizarin crimson, french ultramarine. Winsor and Newton watercolour marker pen turquoise

The Sunday Art Show - Stag with antlers and landscape painting demo

October 27th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Stag with antlers and landscape painting demo



This week, I show you how to combine wet-in-wet watercolour style painting techniques with more traditional acrylic methods, using interactive acrylic for both, to create a painting of a stag with antlers in the English countryside. The finished painting "In My Prime" can be seen in hi-res here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/stag-with-antlers-in-landscape-painting-mike-jory.html
Materials: Daler-Rowney mixed media paper, Winsor & Newton Watercolour marker (cerulean blue), synthetic brushes (flat and round), atelier interactive acrylics: permanent alizarin, french ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow deep, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber, titanium white

The Sunday Art Show - Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 behind the scenes

October 20th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 behind the scenes



In this week's video, I show you a behind the scenes peak at being a wild card artist on Sky Arts, Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 - episode 1 - Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth.

You can see a hi-res version of my painting "Drake's Island after the Storm" here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/drakes-island-plymouth-devon-mike-jory.html

If you want to check out Rob Wilson's website, you can find that here: www.robwilsonart.co.uk

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.

The Sunday Art Show - pumpkin and carnival squash still life painting

October 13th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - pumpkin and carnival squash still life painting



'Autumn sunshine' see the hi-res version of the finished painting here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/pumpkin-carnival-squash-and-autumn-leaves-still-life-painting-mike-jory.html
This still life painting of orange and blue pumpkins nestled against carnival squash on a bed of fallen autumn leaves was created using interactive acrylic on canvas. Materials used:
Atelier interactive acrylic: permanent alizarin, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, titanium white, burnt umber, 20"x15" primed smooth canvas, synthetic flat and round brushes.

The Sunday Art Show - how to paint a hen

October 6th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - how to paint a hen



'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

 

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