jlikeart Demo: "Della Luz"
I begin with a blank 9 inch by 12 inch canvas board. The work for this demonstration is done exclusively in my studio.
The next three photo involve the use of a black permanent marker. I like using permanent markers on canvas because it soaks in without bleeding and is resistance to color washes and most fluid acrylics.
After drawing in a pair of framing lines, I start adding in some intermittent horizontal lines to establish direction.
I fill in the gaps with a series of vertical shapes. The intersection slows the action and creates a sense of dimension. It is beginning to look like a wall, which was my intention.
Time for some color. I cover the entire surface with a whitewash and fill in the wall space with a light tan acrylic.
My inspiration for this painting comes from an actual dividing wall at a local restaurant. It has inset colored panels and recessed lighting. So I add in a bright yellow...
Here I come in with an undiluted color and draw over the horizontal lines to give the illusion of wooden planks.
This is a full shot after added the long, painted lines. It's the midpoint of the painting.
After adding another light brown wash for a wood grain effect, I return to my markers for detailing. First, I redraw the vertical rectangles.
Next I use my ultra fine markers to create bolts to support the panels.
And a muted red to represent the plastic panels.
And lastly I use my Pitt markers to enhance the red and yellow elements.
We're in the homestretch. I block off the right corner of the canvas with tape in what's called a hard edge technique.
Using the anchor lines I drew earlier as a guide, I apply dark orange across the bottom and burnt orange up the side. Once the colors are dry, I remove the tape.
I repeat the same process on the left side with a mixture of spice brown and dark brown. I wanted to create a little foreground to center the wall above the burnt orange background.
I'm almost there! Now I come over the top with a transparent gold tone for the ceiling.
Finally, I detail the inner sides with markers of corresponding colors and add my signature.
Della Luz by Joey Like
The name "Della Luz" is taken from the spanish de la luz, which means "of the light". Enjoy!