We're up to week 7 of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week show. In my quest to use a new technique in each of these PAOTW videos, here I combine watercolor (dry brush), ball point pen and graphite pencil in an unusual order to create a mized media portrait painting of Clare Balding.
See the finished painting (hi resolution and zoomable) here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/clare-balding-portrait-painting-mypaotw-paotw-mike-jory.html Check out Aine Divine's website here: http://ainedivinepaintings.co.uk/ Materials used: Daler Rowney mixed media paper, black ball point pen, winsor and newton watercolors (ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light, burnt umber), flat synthetic brush, 8B graphite pencil
This week, I demonstrate an unusual technique to paint a portrait of Will Young for episode 5 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week. See the finished portrait painting here https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/will-young-portrait-painting-paotw-mypaotw-week-5-mike-jory.html I begin by doing fourteen, really quick (less than 10 minutes each) sketches of Will each with a different expression using just a brown sharpie marker pen and washes of sepia watercolor paint. Then, I create my finished portrait painting using the same technique but taking more time.
Materials used: Brown Sharpie marker pen, Winsor & Newton sepia watercolour paint, synthetic brushes (large round mop and medium round), mixed media paper.
This week, I show you a muliti-media approach to portrait painting including several tips for beginners as I paint Rob Rinder for week 4 of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week. See the hi-res zoomable version of my portrait painting of Judge Robert Rinder here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/judge-rinder-robert-rinder-portrait-painting-mypaotw-mike-jory.html Check out my video on measuring dimensions of your subject using your thumb on the brush handle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhK1qb_HYqA Material used for portrait painting demo: Daler Rowney mixed media paper (A3 11"x15"); 9B pencil; Derwent Inktense pencils (colours used: sea blue, tangerine, deep indigo, payne's grey, burnt umber, sun yellow); synthetic brushes (flat (approx 3/8th inch) and small round); Winsor & Newton watercolor marker pens (burnt umber and prussian blue); Atelier interactive acrylics by Chroma Inc (burnt umber, alizarin crimson, french ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light, titanium white)
This week, I show you how I created this watercolor painting of an elephant using water brushes.
See the finished painting 'Under the golden sky' here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/elephant-watercolor-painting-mike-jory.html Materials used: Daler Rowney mixed media paper, Winsor & Newton watercolors (professional range) alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, neutral tint, burnt umber, flat and round water brushes.
This week, I show you how I created a portrait painting of Bernardine Evaristo when I took part in episode 2 of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week via Facebook Live. You can see my finished painting of Bernardine here: https://mike-jory.pixels.com/featured/bernadine-evaristo-portrait-painting-mike-jory.html Materials used: Clairefontaine mixed media paper (A3), 8B pencil, synthetic brushes (flat and round), Atelier interactive acrylic paints (alizarine crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt umber, titanium white)
This week, I take part in my first Facebook Live portrait painting session via Sky TV's Portrait Artist of the Week show. I, along with thousands of other artist, and #PAOTY champion Christabel Blackburn paint celebrated dancer and choreographer Akrim Khan. For my paint, I used a mixed media approach. Materials: Daler Rowney mixed media paper, ball point pens (turquoise, blue and purple), Winsor and Newton watercolor paints (alizarin crimson, french ultramarine, cadmium yellow, burnt umber), round synthetic watercolor brushes by Jacksons and Artdiscount.
See Christabel Blackburn's work here: https://www.christabelblackburn.com/ See Tai Shan Schierenberg's work here: http://www.taishanschierenberg.com/ Join in with future shows here: https://www.facebook.com/SkyTV/live