Design A Great Painting with Barbara Cardario
September 15, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Sunday, September 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Join Barbara as she demonstrates how to add strength and expression to your paintings using basic principles of design!
Barbara will demonstrate various design and composition techniques that are easy to apply to any painting, whether you paint landscapes, figures or nonobjective work. Specific concepts will include: generally effective composition strategies, leading the eye through the painting, focal point placement, the Rule of Thirds, and golden rectangles and spirals. The work of famous artists will be used to illustrate these principles. She will discuss the pros and cons of using these design “rules” versus using your intuition. You will see the steps that she takes to begin and develop a finished work using design strategies. Being aware of design concepts will add strength to your work – and they are especially helpful when working outdoors. This knowledge will change how you view the art around you.
Barbara Cadario is a Vancouver artist with a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art+Design. She has been creating oil paintings since the age of 9. Frequent themes in her work are freedom, beauty and celebration, represented symbolically by an attention to light. Her paintings can be found in collections in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom. Teaching art is one of her passions. For more information, see www.barbaracadario