In this course we will be creating 2 colorful, large modern abstract paintings. I will show you step by step how to add texture, line and form to a canvas and give you the confidence to paint loose and carefree without the worry of making mistakes. I share my secret techniques that took me over 20 years to perfect.
I will cover the usage of unconventional tools and materials to add interest and excitement to your masterpiece.
Without spending a fortune on art supplies, I discuss the paints and
brushes that I like to use and the different mediums to add texture and
The fun begins when we add this unexpected texture medium.
How to make peeks, valleys and voids.
A look at the types of brushes I like to use and how to keep my paints organized.
By adding a base layer of paint, the top colors will be bolder and more vibrant.
We are now ready to start our second painting, "Magic Moments", but first lets go through the tools needed and one secret ingredient to get that great texture for less then $2.
Texture is spread out and applied to give it a 3 dimensional feel.
A dark base coat is applied to make the foreground colors pop.
By sectioning off the canvas we paint fast to create a super cool masterpiece.
Time to tie it all together with stick, circle and knife.
Born in Argentina on December 3, 1969. His parents migrated to Buenos Aires from Italy for a better life and in 1978 from Argentina to Chicago. He now resides in Chicago, IL. He's fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Soon after arriving to the United States, he needed some way to deal with the culture shock and for him the best way was through painting, drawing and listening to music. After graduating high school he enrolled in formal art classes for two years and soon after he decided to do things his way. Gino does not believe there should be rules and guidelines in art. He adds, "If you truly feel what you've created comes from the heart, it's already a masterpiece. There’s nothing more rewarding than to experiment with colors, shapes and styles, taking a step back when you're finished and having a sense of artistic accomplishment". This is why abstraction is the style of painting Savarino loves.
His works can be found in many private collections worldwide, the lobby of Trump Place in New York, in many galleries in Chicago, New York and Atlanta, in 172 guest rooms at Le Meridien Hotel and most recently his paintings were used in an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition.