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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

I'm taking part in this year's Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year

October 3rd, 2019

This year, I took part in the Sky Arts, Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 TV show, the episodes start airing soon, here's the trailer...





Landscape Artist 2019 Promo for Social Media from Storyvault Films on Vimeo.

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein air watercolour cows and landscape painting

October 2nd, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein air watercolour cows and landscape painting



A bit late with the blog post this week, but here's the video that went up on the channel on Sunday

"Rust Reds at Rest" - you can see the finished painting in hi-res here

https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/four-red-poll-cattle-lying-down-in-field-watercolour-landscape-cow-en-plein-air-painting-mike-jory.html

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

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein Air Watercolour Paintings of Budleigh Salterton in Devon

September 22nd, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein Air Watercolour Paintings of Budleigh Salterton in Devon



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! :-)

The Sunday Art Show - Belted galloway cows with stormy sky painting - stepping back into the slightly surreal

September 15th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - Belted galloway cows with stormy sky painting - stepping back into the slightly surreal



This week, I show you how to paint three belted galloway cattle against a purple, stormy sky using interactive acrylics.

See the finished painting here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/belted-galloway-cows-purple-cloudy-sky-painting-mike-jory.html

Materials used:

A2 Daler Rowney mixed media paper

Atelier interactive acrylics: Permanent Alizarin, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Titanium White, Carbon black.

Synthetic flat and round brushes

Five minute pelican drawing - episode P - Animal alphabet challenge

September 13th, 2019

Five minute pelican drawing - episode P - Animal alphabet challenge




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.

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein Air River Exe at Topsham watercolour painting

September 8th, 2019

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein Air River Exe at Topsham watercolour painting



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)

Five minute ostrich drawing - Animal Alphabet Challenge - Episode O

September 4th, 2019

Five minute ostrich drawing - Animal Alphabet Challenge - Episode O



This week, we are up to episode O of the Animal Alphabet Challenge and I use the usual Sharpie marker pen and mixed media paper to create five minute (or thereabouts) drawing of an ostrich. You can see the hi res version of the drawing here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/ostrich-drawing-mike-jory.html

 

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