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Meet Gouache: The Opaque Watercolour with Bryan Coombes

Sat, January 21, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sat, January 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

January 11, 2017 – Please note: The 10:30 AM–12:30 PM demonstration is now full and no further registration will be taken. Thank you for your interest! Note: there is still room in the 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM demonstration.

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

Bold strong strokes like oil or acrylic that can cover large areas in a single pass meet intricate fine detail, capable of describing a single hair in the versatile medium of Gouache. 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.

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, M. Graham and Holbein.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Langley or contact them at 604‑533‑0601 to register.

Bryan’s background as a commercial pilot, mountaineer, traveler and photographer has allowed him to explore painting from many perspectives. The vast spectrum of subjects and all the different ways of painting them excite him like nothing else! As Bryan goes about his daily business, he’s amazed at the profound and simple beauty that surrounds us everywhere. When Bryan is painting, he becomes the observer, he slows down and actually behold it. More than anything else it allows him to slip into the now, the eternal moment that evades us most of the time. While painting, Bryan perceives that everything truly is here and now... and the hands on his watch stop. There are not enough years for Bryan to paint everything he wants to paint. Thank goodness his journey is my destination.


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