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The Sunday Art Show - How to do a black and white impressionist drawing of a bicycle

September 13th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - How to do a black and white impressionist drawing of a bicycle


This week, I create a black and white (with a little blue) drawing of a bicycle in impressionist style using a ball point pen (biro) and a Winsor & Newton grey alcohol based marker pen.
See the finished drawing 'halflash' here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/flatland-bmx-halflash-trick-drawing-mike-jory.html

The Sunday Art Show - How to paint a yak in watercolor - Animal Alphabet Challenge - episode Y

September 6th, 2020


 This week, we are up to episode Y of the Animal Alphabet Challenge and I paint a yak, Check out the finished painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/yak-painting-mike-jory.html see the Alphabet collection so far here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/the+animal+alphabet+challenge
Materials used:
A4 Daler Rowney mixed media paper; synthetic brushes (round and flat); sharpie marker (black); Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours: Alizarin crimson, French ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, permanent rose, neutral tint, cerulean blue

The Sunday Art Show - Ten minute watercolor beach painting - Valley of the Rocks

August 30th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Ten minute watercolor beach painting - Valley of the Rocks

 

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)

The Sunday Art Show - Portraits for NHS Heroes

August 23rd, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Portraits for NHS Heroes

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

The Sunday Art Show - How to paint a xenops bird on a branch with line and wash watercolor

August 16th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - How to paint a xenops bird on a branch with line and wash watercolor

This week is episode X of the Animal Alphabet Challenge. You can check out the finished painting of a Xenops bird here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/xenops-bird-colorful-painting-mike-jory.html and view the Animal Alphabet drawings and paintings so far here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/the+animal+alphabet+challenge
Materials: Sharpie marker pen; A4 Daler-Rowney mixed media paper; Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolours: Alizarin crimson. Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber; Synthetic watercolor brushes

The Sunday Art Show - Plein air painting on the beach

August 9th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Plein air painting on the beach

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

The Sunday Art Show - Ten Minute Cow Painting - Belted Galloway

August 2nd, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Ten Minute Cow Painting - Belted Galloway



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)

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Dame Mary Beard

July 26th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Dame Mary Beard



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)

The Sunday Art Show - How to paint a landscape using a water brush

July 19th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - How to paint a landscape using a water brush



This week, I paint a landscape in watercolor using a waterbrush that is inspired by a hidden valley near Exeter in Devon. Tall reeds, trees, hedges, fields and hills all feature in this expressive, impressionist landscape painting.
See a high resolution version of the painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/long-reeds-and-trees-in-english-valley-watercolor-painting-mike-jory.html
You can see various home decor items featuring this design here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/mikejory/works/52430181-reeds-and-trees-in-valley-surreal-watercolor-painting?asc=u
Materials: Daler Rowney mixed media paper (A2), Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber, Permanent Rose, Synthetic Water brushes (flat and round), paper towel

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Professor Green

July 12th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Professor Green



Week 8 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week and for this episode I create several quick sketches using ball point pen and alcohol-based marker then do a painting that you can see here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/professor-green-musician-rapper-portrait-painting-mypaotw-mike-jory.html
Other paintings / drawings from the video: Owl: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/owl-drawing-mike-jory.html ; Beaver: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/beaver-drawing-mike-jory.html ; Cattle on Dartmoor: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/1-black-cows-on-dartmoor-mike-jory.html
Materials used:
Daler Rowney mixed media paper, ball point pen (blue), Winsor and Newton alcohol-based promarker (cool grey), metallic blue acrylic paint, conventional acrylic (fluorescent pink, fluorescent red, fluorescent yellow, fluorescent blue, titanium white); interactive acrylics (alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt umber, titanium white), synthetic flat and round brushes

 

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