Have you ever wondered about the creative process behind a painting? In this article, we’ll take you behind the scenes of a captivating art demonstration by renowned artist John Beckley.
The Painting: “Facing The Infinite”
Beckley’s work is a fusion of Pop Art and street art influences on an abstract background, culminating in a stunning portrait of an astronaut. The human and spatial infinite come together in a profound visual experience that merges the realism of portraiture with the freedom of abstraction. The work, titled “Facing The Infinite”, is a testament to the artist’s love for space.
Canvas and Stencil Size
John works on an 80×80 cm canvas, a square format that enhances the impact of the central subject. The stencil used, also measuring 80×80 cm, was designed by John himself for our stencil shop.
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The Creation Process
John’s creative process is precise and methodical. He starts by creating a vibrant and colorful abstract background, a hallmark of his style.
Step 1: The Abstract Background
To create the background, John uses acrylic paint, applying dynamic strokes to form a vibrant painting.
Step 2: Stencil Application
After crafting the background, John places the stencil and applies a light coat of black spray paint.
Step 3: Removing Unwanted Colors
John then paints over the astronaut’s interior in white, erasing the colors that aren’t supposed to appear in the character.
Step 4: Stencil Reapplication
After removing unwanted colors, John repositions the stencil and reapplies a light coat of black spray paint to bring back the details.
Step 5: Adding Shades of Gray
John then adds shades of gray to create volume within the character.
Step 6: Color Splashes
Color splashes are added to bring life to the character.
Step 7: Finalizing the Stencil
John repositions the stencil one last time to bring back all the details erased by the gray and colors.
Step 8: Adding Dynamism and Life
Finally, John adds color splashes and life to the canvas, incorporating shadows to make the character stand out.
Art Creation Tip
To prevent the spray paint from lifting the stencil, John recommends placing weights (like mechanical washers) on the stencil. He also uses the tip of a brush to hold the stencil in place.
Elite Abstract Painter Training
If you wish to delve deeper into John’s techniques, you can sign up for his “Elite Abstract Painter” training. You’ll learn all of his techniques and tips for creating successful works.
Awaken the Artist Within You
Have you ever dreamed of creating your own artwork? John shows you that with patience and practice, you can do it. So don’t wait, grab your brush, and let your creativity soar!
Purchase the Stencil
If you want to paint your own astronaut portrait like John, we recommend purchasing the stencil from our shop. It’s a great way to start and progress in your artistic practice.
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This demonstration by John Beckley is a perfect example of the fusion of Pop Art, street art, and abstraction. With patience and practice, you too can create expressive and unique artwork.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I purchase the stencil used by John Beckley? You can purchase the stencil from our online shop.
- What size is the stencil used by John? The stencil used by John measures 80×80 cm.
- What paint does John Beckley use for his works? John uses acrylic paint and spray paint for his works.
- How does John create volume in his works? John creates volume by adding shades of gray and playing with shadows.
- Where can I learn more about John Beckley’s techniques? To learn more about John Beckley’s techniques, you can sign up for his “Abstract Painter Elite” training.
We hope this demonstration has inspired you and awakened your passion for art. Remember, art is not a destination, but a journey. Each brushstroke brings you closer to your goal. So feel free to experiment, learn, and most importantly, have fun.
And remember: every artist has something unique to offer to the world. So, get inspired, create, and awaken the artist within you. Happy creating!