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Just Practice

Kristofer Parley's intricate black and white cityscapes juxtapose his more vibrant watercolour paintings, resulting in a varied collection of detailed artwork. From drawing comic book characters on restaurant napkins as a child to more formal watercolour classes as he grew up, Kris' dedication to practicing his craft over the past 30+ years has enabled him to develop a style all his own.

Watch this Victoria artist and Opus staff member's video above to discover how working with a pen right from the start (no erasers here!) can loosen up your artwork, teaching you to incorporate your mistakes into the final piece. No one said your practice has to be perfect!...Read more

Opus Daily Practice Challenge

For 28 days this February, challenge yourself to create daily. Post your progress online with #opusdailypractice to connect with your fellow artists and for a chance to win one of twenty – eight $28 Opus Gift Cards!
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Posting Opus Daily Practice Submissions

So you’ve practiced and taken an image of your artwork – but now what do you do? Share your work with other participants!

There are 3 social media platforms you can choose to post your Opus Daily Practice Challenge pieces to:...Read more

Opus Daily Practice 2016 Prize Draw Details

  1. Dates to enter are between February 1, 2016, 12:00:00 a.m. (EST/EDT) and February 28, 2016, 11:59:59 p.m. (EST/EDT).
  2. Entrants must reside in Canada and be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the contest starting date.
  3. Employees of Opus and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  4. No purchase, payment or Opus PLUS membership is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase chances of winning.
  5. Required entry information includes correct and valid social media contact information.
  6. Limit of one entry per person. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
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