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  • Blythe Scott: Mixed Media Artist

    Victoria mixed media artist, Blythe Scott's, artwork depicts the wonder, beauty, and emotional essence of the places she has been. Originally from Scotland, Blythe is drawn to the textures of the urban landscape, frequently scaling rocky hills and parking garages to get a birds eye view of the landscapes she wishes to portray....Read more

  • Just Add Colour

    Colouring books have grown up!

    A relaxing, therapeutic, and remarkably fun activity, colouring books have made a comeback with adults worldwide. We visited Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal in her home studio to talk about this creative craze and how it is influencing artists and newcomers alike....Read more

  • Experiments in Mixed Media

    Ignite your creativity in fresh new ways! Discover techniques for pushing artistic boundaries by watching Experiments in Mixed Media Part 1: Sketchbooks, Graphite and Yupo (above) & Experiments in Mixed Media Part 2: Yupo, India Ink and Pitt Pens (below). with artist, teacher, public speaker and author, Nancy Crawford....Read more

  • Waking up the Paint with Alex Fong

    Alex Fong is a Kelowna based watermedia artist whose playful paintings stir the imagination with a kaleidoscope of light and colour. He is a staple amongst the artists in the Okanagan - known for his whimsical paintings, contributions to the Valley's wine industry, and charitable organizations. Alex is also a frequent visiting artist at Opus, conducting demonstrations primarily at Opus Kelowna....Read more

  • Opus Ready-made Frames

    Discover your new favourite frame today!

    Trevor Code from Opus Granville Island sets the framework for the features and assembly of many of our popular ready-made frames in these quick and simple videos....Read more

  • 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

  • Just Practice

    Jayleen Weaver, Copic marker master (and Opus staff member), has drawn every day since childhood. See the results of her dedication in the latest Opus Video and gather inspiration for your own daily practice!...Read more

  • Share your Gift

    Join artists Pierre Coupey, Sarah Clement, and Enda Bardell as they reminisce about their first memories of art, and explore what exactly drew them to working with the mediums they love.

    Pierre Coupey

    "Paint itself is something I'm in love with – the way of making shape and form with a loaded brush. Without that, I think life would be quite deprived."

    ...Read more

  • By All Means Create with ...

    Kathy van Gogh

    What's in a name? A lot when yours is shared with a famous relation. Our By All Means Create with… series draws to a close with decorative artist Kathy van Gogh.

    Kathy knows the voice of her inner critic well - bearing the name van Gogh deterred her from creating for almost forty years of her life. As a means to paint while not being regarded as a “painter”, she chose to enter the creative world through the decorative arts. In the process, she has found ways to use the critic's voice to make the pieces she loves a success....Read more