Month: January 2021

The Look of Wood & Strength of Metal: The Quadra Framing System

The Quadra Framing System is a natural and elegant framing system for works of art on canvas.   Once assembled, the Quadra operates as a front-loading frame. It was designed for canvases 1 1/2” deep so that once the canvas... Read More

Are you up for a Challenge? Opus Daily Practice Starts Soon…

It’s almost February, and you know what that means! Opus Daily Practice Season. It’s time to start getting your pencils sharpened, paint brushes ready, surfaces prepped and ready to go. The daily practice challenge runs all month long and there’s... Read More

What We’ve Learned From A Month of Experimentation

This past month, we’ve learned that when we are too self-critical of our work, our fresh ideas get crushed before we even get a chance to explore their possibility. And remember, it’s totally okay if they turn out to be,... Read More

Opus Daily Practice Challenge

  Join us from February 1–28 and be a part of the Opus Daily Practice Challenge! Practice makes progress! Connect with your arts community, keep your creative momentum up with a daily challenge throughout the month of February, and imagine... Read More

The Look of Wood & Strength of Metal: The Granville Frame

The Opus Granville Frame is a metal frame with a wood veneer to give you the best of both worlds; durable strength to protect your art or photography with a stylish appearance.   The Granville Frame is a traditional frame... Read More

Faber Castell is Carbon Neutral!

  From Tree to Pencil Faber-Castell is the pioneer in its field in matters of environment-friendly industrial production and securing a long-term source of timber was foremost in its corporate thoughts as far back as the mid-1980s!   In Brazil,... Read More

The Look of Wood & Strength of Metal: The Cypress Frame

The Opus Cypress Frame is a metal frame created to look like wood, to give you the best of both worlds; durable strength to protect your art or photography with a stylish appearance. The design is sleek, angular and minimal,... Read More

What Your Creative Community Has Been Re-Imagining & Experimenting With

Over the next few months we’re exploring the creative cycle, from inspiration through to final execution. Successfully cultivating artistic endeavours is a process, and throughout January, we’re examining step one: planting those seeds of creativity by Re-Imagining and Experimentation. Danielle... Read More

A Guide to Princeton Brushes & Tools

Princeton Artist Brush Co. is one of the largest brush-makers in North America. Since their start in 1992, artist brushes have been the sole focus of Princeton. Other brush companies make paint, paper, canvas, pastels, and easels. Princeton makes one thing: the best quality, most fairly priced artist brushes available today. In this article we have compiled resources to give you a comprehensive guide to using Princeton Brushes.

Tools of The Trade: Golden Mediums

Golden Artist Colors has created hundreds – if not thousands – of products since their initial startup in 1980. GOLDEN tend to think of their acrylic-based materials as tools. Like most garages, sometimes a few tools go missing. During the... Read More

Re-imagining and Experimentation with Danielle Krysa

Now, more than ever, artists are craving a clean slate and there’s no better time than the start of the year to reimagine and experiment fresh ways to express what’s within. Like staring out onto an open field, the creative... Read More