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Meet Gouache: The Opaque Watercolour with Bryan Coombes

Downtown Vancouver
Sun, January 29, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sun, January 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 12, 2017 – Please note: The 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM demonstration is full and no further registration will be taken. A second afternoon demo has been added from 3:00–5:00 PM. Please contact the host store to register.

This fantastic opaque watercolour paint may change how you feel about the world of watercolour painting!

This medium can be used for bold strong strokes like oil or acrylic that can cover large areas in a single pass or intricate fine detail capable of describing a single hair.

Bryan will describe how you can use gouache as a stand alone medium or as an amazing way to augment your transparent watercolour painting with strong statements and accents. Often Bryan uses watercolour and gouache for smaller studies in the studio and on location; this demo will focus on a simple portable approach to using gouache as your first choice for painting fast and light, anywhere!

Bryan will discuss the merits of the two different types of gouache carried by Opus and everything from colour mixing, how to layer picture elements, how to integrate gouache with transparent watercolour, plus blending and drawing with the medium.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Downtown Vancouver or contact them at 604‑678‑5889 to register.

Bryan Coombes is amazed at the profound and simple beauty in the spaces, places and faces that surround us everywhere. When he’s painting, Bryan becomes the observer, and allows himself to slip into the now, the eternal moment where everything unfolds, a place that evades us most of the time but where everything happens. He loves exploring the medium of paint and the vast subject matter that can be described with it. Bryan is also an innovator of tools and ideas that make creating art easier in studio or in the field.


Meet Gouache: The Opaque Watercolour
Meet Gouache: The Opaque Watercolour
Meet Gouache: The Opaque Watercolour