This week, I do a goat painting demonstration in response to a viewer request. The materials I use are: WHSmith Mixed media paper (A3) Synthetic brushes: half in flat and a small round brush. Atelier interactive acrylics: cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, titanium white, burnt umber. Water spray bottle I also use the website wheeldecide.com to create a wheel of fortune and use it to decide which colour to use next throughout the video. This results in a slightly different look for this painting compared to my normal style, I really enjoyed using this technique to do a fresh style. The finished painting is called 'Content with the view' - gestural impressionist painting of a white goat with horns standing in a field, with yellow hills in the background, against a blue sky looking off into the distance. Inspired by a goat in Somerset, England. This picture was created with interactive acrylic paint on mixed media paper and I actually used a wheel of fortune to select colours and the order I used them for the first two thirds of this painting. This resulted in subtly different colour combinations compared to my usual style. You can see the hi-res version of the painting here: click on the image to zoom in on a particular section.
This week I explore a hidden arboretum in the village of Newton St Cyres in Devon and work on a loose en plein air study of the trees using:
Winsor and Newton field easel
Winsor and Newton watercolour markers
Atelier interactive acrylics: cad red, cad yellow, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, burnt umber, magenta
Synthetic flat brushes: half inch and 1 inch
Daler Rowney mixed media art board A3 size
Tucked away behind a picturesque English churchyard lies a hidden arboretum. Sitting on the grass, I work en plein air to create a loose impressionism style acrylic painting of the light playing across the trees and grass.
Have you ever let fate decide your creative direction? This week I use a wheel of fortune (www.wheeldecide.com) to select 3 colours from a range of Sharpie marker pens. Then I use this colour combination to create a drawing of a pair of ballroom dancers. I start out putting down some loose gestural lines to depict the energy and flow of the dance, next I refine lines with the second colour. Finally, I block in different sections of both male and female dancers using the third and second colours.
Here are the materials I used:
Daler-Rowney Mixed media paper
reference photo (royalty free) can be found here.
see the high resolution version of my drawing here you can click on different sections of the image to see a magnified version of the art work.
This is a fun little experiment that can lead to new creative avenues to explore!
Materials used: Daler Rowney Mixed media art boards, Winsor and Newton field easel, Derwent Inktense blocks, Atelier interactive acrylics, winsor and newton watercolour marker pens. This week I'm back at Fistral Beach in Cornwall creating an en plein air mixed media study of a surfer walking back up the beach from the sea. I start with inktense blocks to create a series of washes, switch to acrylics for the rest of the painting and add a few finishing touches with some watercolour markers. Check out the hi-res picture here (click on the image to enlarge a section) https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/surfer-walking-back-up-the-beach-at-fistral-beach-in-cornwall-mike-jory.html
Materials needed if you want to follow along:
Photo of an animal of choice, paper or canvas, drawing medium of choice, 3 colours would be useful (I use a Sharpie pen in this video), a spare long-handled brush (or a stick would do).
In this week's video, I demonstrate, with help from Exmouth Art Group, a simple two box method for quickly getting the proportions of animals accurate. Working on a drawing of a cow, I start by using the classic, thumb on brush measuring technique then transfer these measurements into drawing a well-proportioned box that will contain the whole animal. Next, I do the same style measurements for the head of the animal allowing me to draw a second box within the first. You can also see how this technique works for members of Exmouth Art Group who attended a workshop I ran on painting animals.
In this week's episode, I am sitting on the sand at Widemouth Bay beach in Cornwall painting an en plein air seascape using Winsor and Newton watercolour paint and synthetic brushes. Once I'm back home, I add a couple of finishing touches with some acrylic. Had great fun filming this on an unexpectedly hot and sunny October afternoon. Here's the link to the Chrissycanvasart youtube channel that I mention in the video: https://www.youtube.com/chrissycanvasart
Cartoon style alligator drawing created in about ten minutes using mixed media including acrylic paint markers (Liquitex), watercolour markers (winsor and newton), prolene marker pens and inktense blocks. Good fun to have a change of pace this week drawing this alligator head in cartoon style
This week, I return to the banks of the River Exe to paint the scene that featured in a previous video in a looser style. If you would like to compare the 2 landscape paintings, then the previous version can be seen coming to life in this video: https://youtu.be/U7e4Ta9NLaE For both paintings I use Atelier interactive acrylic but for this one I also use watercolour markers for a couple of finishing touches.
Starting out with an outline of the pig in watercolour marker pen, I used large and small round brushes to add thin layers of watercolour paint to create, form, light and shadow on this pig. Finally, I add a few details to the face and head in this ten minute watercolour painting of a pig.