Video : Painting Marilyn Monroe
Watch this Video Demo • Voka paints Marilyn
The subject of movies, videos and paintings.
Watching a demonstration of how a painting is painted…that’s special.
Well…here it is. Marilyn Monroe
Here’s my tour through the Voka process and the points of interest.
At…00:16 The background painting. A free and exciting abstract background.
00:32 Line drawing for placement of the painting of Marilyn Monroe
00:41 Color Added to areas of the portrait – lips, eyes, forhead
00:43 Painting from reference photos of Marilyn Monroe
NOTE: The scale of this painting is smaller than most in the gallery.
The size looks to be about 60″. See gallery for larger paintings.
01:05 Getting down to the details of the face in the painting
01:26 Cleaning off the painting brushes. That’s water, painting with acrylic paints.
01:46 Drawn lines for placement of Marilyn Monroe features. Loose and free lines indicate placement, not
the details of the feature.
02:06 View of reference photos, scale of painting, and painting table with paints.
02:12 Note the size of this little brush on this big canvas.
Voka is the founder of
If you look in a dictionary for the word spontaneous you will find definitions like…
- “rising from a momentary impulse without conscious reflection”
- “not apparently contrived or manipulated: natural”
- “often surprising for the surrounding environment”
Looking at Voka’s paintings from this vantage point, makes this newly created expression a more than meaningful description of his work. If one has the opportunity or chance to watch the painter while he is in the act of creating his work, and see — or better, experience — the immediacy, vigor and enthusiasm with which Voka creates his paintings, then this simple expression, spontaneous realism, conveys a defining emotion. And this is exactly the moment where his art begins. Voka’s inspirations are the everyday events of daily life, the seemingly hidden, though omnipresent.