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The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Melanie Blatt

November 8th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Melanie Blatt


See the finished painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/melanie-blatt-portrait-artist-of-the-week-mike-jory.html
This week's video is a real time demo of a portrait painting of All Saints singer /songwriter Melanie Blatt. I created this for episode 3 of Sky Arts, Portrait Artist of the Week, season 2. I begin with a loose pencil sketch, then go over this and correct as I go using a blue watercolor marker pen followed by a gray marker. The sketching portion is shown in time lapse but after this short section, the video switches to real time and I talk through my thought process and show painting and paint mixing every step of the way as I apply interactive acrylics to mixed media paper.
Materials used: 7B graphite pencil, blue and grey Winsor & Newton watercolour marker pens, A2 Daler Rowney mixed media paper, synthetic brushes (flats approx half inch and 3/4 inch and a small filbert), interactive acrylics by Chroma (alizarin crimson, french ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber, titanium white) #PAOTW #myPAOTW

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Nihal Arthanayake

November 1st, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Nihal Arthanayake


We are up to episode 2 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week (season 2). For this week's show, the sitter is BBC radio and television presenter Nihal Arthanayake. This video is a real-time demo of how I created Nihal's portrait painting using interactive acrylics by Chroma Inc. You can see the finished portrait painting here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/nihal-arthanayake-portrait-painting-paotw-mike-jory.html
Materials: Daler-Rowney A2 mixed media paper; 7B pencil; magenta watercolour marker pen (Winsor & Newton); Chroma Inc interactive acrylics: titanium white, burnt umber, cadmium yellow light, alizarin crimson, french ultramarine blue, cerulean blue; Synthetic brushes: flat brushes (approx widths: 1", half inch) and a small round flat.

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Annie MacManus

October 25th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week - Annie MacManus


Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week season 2, episode 1. Portrait painting of DJ, presenter and author Annie MacManus. This week, I use interactive acrylics to create an expressive, colourful and lively portrait painting.
See the finished painting here:
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/annie-macmanus-portait-artist-of-the-week-mike-jory.html
Check out the Portrait Artist of the Week show here: facebook.com/skytv
Materials used: Daler Rowney Mixed media paper A2; 8B or 9B pencil; Winsor and Newton watercolour marker pen (turquoise); Chroma Interactive Acrylics: Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine and Cerulean Blues; Cadmium Yellow Light; Burnt Umber; Titanium White; Flat and round synthetic brushes
#mypaotw #paotw #PortraitArtistoftheWeek #AnnieMacManus

How to paint a Zebra Fish in watercolor - Animal Alphabet Challenge completed

October 18th, 2020

How to paint a Zebra Fish in watercolor - Animal Alphabet Challenge completed

After many months and 26 episodes, the Animal Alphabet Painting Challenge is complete!!! For the final episode, I start with a sharpie marker drawing and the complete the picture using watercolor.
Zebra fish finished painting
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/zebra-fish-watercolor-painting-mike-jory.html
Animal Alphabet Paintings complete collection:
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/the+animal+alphabet+challenge
Materials used: A4 Daler Rowney mixed media paper, black sharpie marker pen, synthetic watercolour brushes: round mop, rigger, small round and small flat, Winsor and Newton professional watercolours: Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cadmium yellow, Cerulean Blue

 

Portrait Artist of the Week season 2 getting ready

October 18th, 2020

Portrait Artist of the Week season 2 getting ready


 A few months ago, I took part in the weekly interactive facebook show, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week. In this video, I review all the different portraits and techniques from my season 1 paintings and form a loose plan for season 2. Take part or just enjoy the show at 10am (UK time) on Sunday 18th October 2020 and for several days after here: https://www.facebook.com/SkyTV/

The Sunday Art Show - Rame Head in Cornwall Painting - How to paint a stormy coastal scene

October 11th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Rame Head in Cornwall Painting - How to paint a stormy coastal scene


This week, we are down on the south coast of Cornwall on a very windy and stormy day, looking over Whitsand Bay to Rame Head and the ancient chapel that sits on the cliff top there. I use watercolor paints to create a range of textures in a multi-layered style to capture the flat, diffuse light that occurs in cloudy stormy weather in England.
See the finished painting, 'Storm at Rame Head' https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/rame-head-cornwall-painting-mike-jory.html
Other paintings featured in the video can be seen here:
Pony and Foal - 'Shelter Me' - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/pony-and-foal-mike-jory.html
Belted Galloway Cows Painting - 'About To Rain' - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/belted-galloway-cows-painting-about-to-rain-mike-jory.html
'The Golden Flock' - Colorful Sheep Art - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/the-golden-flock-colorful-sheep-art-mike-jory.html
'The Gloomy Sky' - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/gloomy-overcast-cloudy-day-devon-rolling-hills-mike-jory.html
'Sunshine and Showers' - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/rainy-day-in-devon-mike-jory.html
'Stormy Winter' - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/devon-valley-landscape-painting-stormy-winter-mike-jory.html
'Evening Blues' - https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/dramatic-evening-sky-and-horizon-mike-jory.html
Materials used this week: Daler-Rowney The Langton Watercolour paper (A2) rough 140 llb; Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolours: Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue; Cerulean Blue; Burnt Umber; Cadmium Yellow; Synthetic Brushes: Round Mop; small round, round flat and square flat.

The Sunday Art Show - Belted Galloway Cows and Flowers Painting - Ten Hundred art prompt competition - I entered

October 4th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Belted Galloway Cows and Flowers Painting - Ten Hundred art prompt competition - I entered


 This week, I enter a youtube art prompt competition run by US artist Ten Hundred, the prompt being "Reaching new heights". I decide to go surreal and paint some very loose impressionist flowers and plants using watercolor on a large canvas to paint en plein air an arrangement of intertwined flora. Then using watercolor marker pen and a touch of interactive acrylic, I add 5 belted galloway cows amongst the garden life, including one tiny cow atop the highest flower, hence "reaching new heights"! Links to paintings from the video:
"Belted Galloway Cows Reaching New Heights... Can you see us?" https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/belted-galloway-cows-in-flowers-surreal-painting-mike-jory.html
Belties or belted galloway cow paintings here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/belted+galloway+cow+paintings
My surreal paintings here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/collections/surreal
Check out Ten Hundred's art here:
Ten Hundred Art website: https://www.tenhundredart.com/
Ten Hundred Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/tenhundred
Materials:
Primed stretched canvas approx 21"x16"; Round synthetic watercolor brushes: Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolours: Alizarin crimson, French ultramarine blue, Cadmium yellow light, Burnt umber; Winsor and Newton watercolour marker pen Prussian Blue; Atelier interactive acrylic titanium white.

The Sunday Art Show - Expressive impressionist watercolor street scene painting

September 27th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Expressive impressionist watercolor street scene painting


This week, I take you through, step by step, how to paint a street scene in watercolor. Inspired by the sight of a twisted and crooked church spire in Chesterfield, England, I use a combination of simple, clean washes, wet-in-wet and dry brush to create and expressive, impressionist scene of Chesterfield town centre looking at the iconic church tower from a road bordered by a large Tudor building. You can see the finished painting 'Sunday morning in Chesterfield' here:
https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/chesterfield-church-painting-mike-jory.html
Materials: Daler-Rowney The Langton Watercolour paper (A2) rough 140 llb; Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolours: Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue; Cerulean Blue; Burnt Umber; Cadmium Yellow; Synthetic Brushes: Round Mop; small round, round flat and square flat.

The Sunday Art Show - Expressive impressionist watercolor river painting - Lynmouth in Devon

September 20th, 2020

The Sunday Art Show - Expressive impressionist watercolor river painting - Lynmouth in Devon


This week, I am inspired by a visit to Lynmouth in North Devon and use watercolor and a touch of white acrylic to create this river valley landscape painting. See the finished painting here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/lynmouth-north-devon-looking-upstream-watercolour-painting-mike-jory.html
Materials used: A2 Langton watercolor paper; synthetic brushes (round mop, rounds, rigger, flat); water spray bottle; Winsor & Newton professional watercolors (french ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, neutral tint); Chroma Inc Atelier interactive acrylic (titanium white - just used for highlights at the very end)

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

 

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