Sunday, 22 July 2018

The Sunday Art Show - More En Plein Air beach paintings

Sorry for the late-in-the-day post, been painting all day at the beach! This week’s episode continues from last week’s episode and features more en plein air beach paintings

Sunday, 15 July 2018

The Sunday Art Show - En Plein Air Painting - Standing in the sea

Had an amazing day at Dawlish Warren beach, painting en plein air the view across the water while standing in the sea. This was so enjoyable and relaxing, like having a 3 week holiday compressed into an afternoon! See the acrylic landscape / seascape painting come to life in real time! See the finished painting here

The Sunday Art Show - Herd of cows drawing tutorial - purple cows on a bag

Forgot to publish this last week! In this week's episode, I use mixed media to draw a herd of friesian cows. However, these are rather unusual in that I depict them with bright purple! Starting with a prussian blue acrylic paint marker, I do some loose gestural drawing to place the cows in the field, letting the lines freely wander to create a sense of movement and expression. Next, a mauve watercolour marker is used to block in the dark areas of each cow. Following this, a wet but clean flat brush is lightly dragged through the purple patches to create more subtle shadows and areas of texture. Finally, I preview the design on a tote bag.
Check out a hi resolution image here (click the pic after the link for hi res close up)
Check out the bag here:

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Sunday Art Show - English beach scene painting tutorial - real time video

This week, I take a visit to Sidmouth on the south coast of Devon, England and use the view to inspire an English beach scene panting tutorial. This real time video of how to paint a coastal scene uses a combination of watercolor marker pens and atelier interactive acrylics to create a vibrant Devon beach scene featuring red cliffs, purple and blue sea, wet sand and a few people walking along the beach. Finally, I show 3 different ways to frame the same painting. You can check out the 3 different versions here (click on the image for a high resolution close-up of the brushwork)
panoramic version:
square version:
tall and narrow version:

Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Sunday Art Show Cow Painting Tutorial Mixed Media Experiment

This week, I try a mixed media experiment to draw a friesian cow using watercolour marker pens, then take a clean wet brush to move the paint around, spray the paint with water to create effects, then use interactive acrylic paint to fill in the background and put some highlights on the cow. See you next week, for the next episode of the Sunday Art Show.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Sunday Art Show - Sheep & Landscape painting tutorial - lying down in the English countryside

In this week's episode of the Sunday Art Show, I use Atelier Interactive acrylics to paint a sheep lying down in the English countryside. Inspired by a flock on the edge of Exeter in Devon, thin washes are used to suggest background hills and hedgerows, then thicker paint is used for the foreground grass and sheep that includes a wider range of colours and textures. See you next Sunday for the next episode of the Sunday Art Show! :-)

Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Sunday Art Show - 10 minute sheep painting - mixed media experiment

In this episode of the Sunday Art Show, I spend about ten minutes experimenting with a combination of alcohol based marker pen, acrylic paint and acrylic paint markers to create a painting (or drawing) of a sheep in bright sun light.