Composition and Visual Storytelling with Reha Sakar

July 16, 2021


Opus Art Supplies’ iconic artist demonstrations and workshops have gone virtual! All our events are now held through Zoom. If you are not yet familiar with this fantastic meeting 

system, feel free to read the following articles from Zoom to get started. 

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When: July 16th @ 11am (1.5hr demo)

Join BC Artist Reha Sakar for a fascinating session discussing and demonstrating the importance of using intentional composition in painting. Reha will show attendees his techniques for creating pieces that are visually appealing and tell a story. While he agrees that the rule of thirds, golden ratio, and other compositional templates are helpful, Reha will also discuss his personal methods for improving his composition skills. Attendees can look forward to learning about these methods, including the importance of plein air painting and its ability to make us think critically about what we include in our paintings. Perfect for creative individuals of all levels, this demo will offer valuable insight into setting up compositions which convey not only a beautiful visual experience, but a story. 



Reha’s Demo Materials 

Holbein Watercolours and/or Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors in…

– Chinese White

– Payne Gray

– Dioxazine Violet

– Alizarin Crimson

– Cadmium Red

– Burnt Sienna

– Yellow Ochre

– Cobalt Turquoise

– Cobalt Turquoise Light

– Cerulean

– Ultramarine

– Lavender

– Indigo

– Transparent Pyrrol Orange

Arches 140lbs Cold-Press or Rough Paper (Reha uses paper pieces cut from full sheets or watercolour paper blocks)

2 large size mop brushes such as 2” or 3” Hake Brushes or Golden Wash Brushes

A few Escoda Prado, Ultimo, or Versatil round brushes; Reha enjoys sizes 2, 6, 8, 10 and 16 

Chinese calligraphy brushes such as FC Art Goat Hair Bamboo Brush

Davinci Casaneo Brushes in flat size 40 and 16 *Note from Reha: Flat brushes are really handy to paint shapes with defined edges, such as buildings and much more


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Artist Bio

Reha’s passion for art stems from spending much of his childhood painting with his mother, who is an artist, in her studio. At university, Reha studied Astronomy which he always wanted to explore, but as an astronomer he didn’t have half the passion that he had for art. In 2002, Reha’s mother pushed him to take some courses on 3D rendering and Photoshop which started a career in the gaming/movie industry beginning in 2004. In 2008, Reha moved to Canada, where he still resides. He started watercolor studies at the end of 2018 and has since developed a rich and varied set of skills. Watercolour has become a passion for Reha and he hopes to continue his career as a watercolourist well into the future.




July 16, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm