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Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island

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Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island
Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island
Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island
Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island
Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island
Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island

Opus Art Supplies

Opus Essential Acrylics With Deborah Bakos at Opus Granville Island

Regular price
FREE
Regular price
Sale price
$0.00

When: Oct. 1, 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Location: Opus Granville Island

Join us for this fun in-person event happening simultaneously at all our Opus locations and gain insight into why our Opus Ambassadors consider certain colours essential to their art practice.  

There will be an Opus Ambassador in store to talk to you about colour mixing, glazing and fun colourful experimentations.  Stop by to gain practical colour advice and witness professional artist materials at work. 

 

"With climate catastrophes at the forefront of our collective conscience, my abstracted landscapes address concerns about the land we call home. They are impossible, uninhabited environments painted with dystopian forms and neon bright swatches of colour. Animal print mountains, pink fur caves and carnivorous plants are conjured from memory, personal photography and imagination. These artworks are “terrible beauties” that allude to our personal responsibilities."

 

Phthalo blue and cadmium yellow light are perfect for creating luscious green plants and grasses. Deborah mixes the greens with a complementary red in order to develop a wide range of values and tones.  

Flat neon pink and orange gouache provide a shocking and otherworldly contrast to the natural greens. These saturated hues also allude to the alarm we are facing due to our changing environment. 

 

Materials List:

Opus Essentials AcrylicsCadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light, and Phthalo Blue

Liquitex Gouache: Fluorescent Pink and Orange 

 


 

Artist Bio:

Deborah Bakos is a mixed media painter and installation artist working towards a just and colourful future.  She holds a Certificate of Fine Arts/Painting from Emily Carr University and a Bachelor of Education in English/Fine Arts/Media Literacy from Simon Fraser University. Deborah is a former  educator of Literature and History with 14 years of experience in the classroom. She has published curriculum for  University of Victoria Center for Addictions Research and has written about art for the Federation of Canadian Artists Art Avenue Magazine and  The Vancouver Sun Arts and Life Column 

Deborah’s paintings are exhibited in public spaces and commercial galleries with work held in international and local collections/publications in Vancouver, Toronto, Cincinnati USA, Istanbul Turkey, San Jose Del Cabo Mexico and Treviso, Italy.



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Opus was founded by David van Berckel, as a little picture frame manufacturer in 1974, and is still an independently-owned, globally-connected local business. His company philosophy ‘small is beautiful’ remains at our core. Whatever your medium, Opus provides quality materials, inspiration and assistance to help you realize your creative endeavours.

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