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The Making of an Escoda Versatil Brush

Watch a true Master in action!

Ricard Escoda, Senior from Escoda Artist Brushes paid a visit to Opus to demonstrate the Versatil, a beautiful brush line that rivals the performance of Kolinsky sable.

These professional synthetic watercolour brushes are handmade, and Ricard, a master brush maker, had all the tools used to craft them on hand. He had everyone entranced as he assembled a round Versatil –  so much so that we had to film it!

Watch Mr. Escoda as he elegantly blends modern technology with time-honoured techniques to create a Versatil brush before your eyes....Read more

Documenting your Artwork with a Digital Camera

Documenting your artwork with a digital camera allows you to keep a record of your completed and sold artwork. Whether you gift the artwork to someone or you sell it, you want to make sure that it’s a part of your legacy as an artist.

You can also use the digital image for marketing purposes on your website, blog, online portfolio and print portfolio. Having a digital copy of the artwork is also important because you can utilize the digital file as a tool to produce additional income in the form of digital prints. ...Read more

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ROVE- A Mount Pleasant Art Walk

ROVE is a one-night art event in Mount Pleasant that designates a path for people to explore what the local art scene has to offer. ROVE is a free community event and includes several coordinated openings all in a single evening within galleries, studios and creative spaces.

The ROVE map gives the attendees a chance to explore a diverse range of work and meet the artists themselves in person. Maps are located at any of the associated locations which allow guests to walk, cycle, or drive between locations.

For more information, visit roveyvr.com

Painting on the Edge 2015 - $2,000 First Place Grand Prize - International Open Competition and Exhibition

Now in its 13th year, Painting on the Edge or POTE (poh-tee) as it has become known by members of the Federation of Canadian Artists, is a yearly invitation to artists to challenge themselves and their audiences. Artists are encouraged to take an unconventional approach when considering their subject matter and technique. This exhibition and competition is an open call to artists working in all two dimensional drawing and paint-based mediums.

First Place Grand prize Award:
$2,000 Cash Prize
Second Place Opus Framing and Art Supplies Award:
$1,000 OPUS Gift Card
Third Place Opus Framing and Art Supplies Award:
$1,000 OPUS Gift Card
Fourth Place Opus Framing and Art Supplies Award:
$1,000 OPUS Gift Card
Honorable Mention Award...Read more