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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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PNINA GRANIRER : TIMELINES – A brief survey 1970 - 2012

The Visual Space Gallery, 3352 Dunbar Street & 17th, 1 - 6 pm daily

In celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday and the privilege of living for 50 years in this great country of Canada, she invites the public to act as her gallery during this exhibition. By playing this role you, the public, will assume the 50% gallery commission, thus paying only half the market value for each acquired work.

For more information please contact Pnina Granirer

tel: 604-224-6795 cell: 604-910-6544 Email: pninagra@gmail.com

Launch of "Mega Fauna," Cloudscape Comics' Latest Anthology

"Mega Fauna," Cloudscape Comics' 8th graphic-novel anthology, will be launching at a party this May along with several other anthologies on the weekend of VanCAF (the Vancouver Comics Art Festival). Numerous local comic artists will be attending the party, and there will be snacks provided as well as numerous fun artistic activities for the whole family....Read more