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
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.
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
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/
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.
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.
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)