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How Faber-Castell makes Their Pencils

Explore Submissions to the 2021 Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge Gallery

Landscape Virtual Gallery

Wildlife Virtual Gallery

Explore the Outdoors with Wildlife A Gallery To Explore The World Around Us   Nature has long triggered the perfect state of mind for creativity, prompting us to create new perspectives of the world around us. During the last few... Read More

Explore Indigenous Art – James Harry

Explore Indigenous Art – Michelle Stoney

Explore Indigenous Art – Sheldon Pierre Louis

Explore Indigenous Art – Rande Cook

Explore Indigenous Art – Shawn Hunt

Explore Indigenous Art – Lee Claremont

Explore Indigenous Art – Dennis Joseph Weber

Explore Indigenous Art – Robert Davidson

Explore Indigenous Art – George Littlechild

Explore Indigenous Art – Roy Henry Vickers CM OBC

‘Explore’ – The Nature of Indigenous Art

Explore Urban Sketching Virtual Gallery

Explore the Outdoors with Urban Sketching A Gallery To Explore The World Around Us   Nature triggers a state of mind teeming with memories, emotions and ideas – the perfect space to create, to contemplate different perspectives, understand ourselves and... Read More

Urban Sketching with Winsor & Newton

  From finding that perfect location to getting your sketches just right, Winsor & Newton has a range of products to make your sketching adventures successful. Pack your art materials and hit the great outdoors in search of Plein Air... Read More

Ceramic Underglazing with Speedball

  Ready to give your ceramics a pop of colour? This is a  helpful walkthrough to the fundamental techniques for decorating with underglazes, this how-to breaks down the steps to creating beautiful designs on bisqueware with Speedball Underglazes. Speedball Underglaze... Read More

The Romance of Dusk and Dawn Using Colour

Let’s face it, there isn’t much that can beat the beauty of an early morning sunrise or a warm sunset! It doesn’t matter where you are, the sight will leave you in awe. As you witness this transition of colour... Read More

Beyond Boundaries Virtual Gallery

“Being comfortable with being uncomfortable”   During these times, pushing ourselves beyond our perceived creative limits can generate meaningful change – within us, in our communities or even the world at large. So let’s dare to step outside the box,... Read More

Finding your Shadow

 Whether it be shade from trees or a passing cloud, on a bright day shadows can be found everywhere. Use these times to soak up some much needed Vitamin D (with some applied sunscreen of course) and take the time... Read More

Beyond Boundaries with Amy J. Dyck

Contemporary figurative artist, Amy J. Dyck’s work is a unique mix of representational and expressionism. Using mainly oils and drawing mediums, she strives to express something deeper in the human experience than can be observed by the trained eye. Internationally... Read More

Sustainability at Hahnemühle and Bamboo Paper for Digital Printing

Sustainable Papers for Digital Printing Sustainability and digitization are megatrends. So, what could be more natural than for Hahnmühle to include sustainable paper too? They protect what matters and present a unique FineArt inkjet paper made from extraordinary, sustainable Bamboo.... Read More

Laurin McCracken: Step-by-Step Watercolor Technique

The Process of Creating 2 Yellow and 1 Red on Foil 20″ x 26″   Step 1. The photograph of the still life of two yellow pears and one red pear on aluminum foil. Step 2. The drawing – This... Read More

McCracken Black by Daniel Smith

McCracken Black a versatile black that can produce a range of neutral grays, ideal for creating a realistic look to metal objects and adding remarkable depth to a dark background that is inspired by the Dutch painters of the 16th and... Read More

Watercolour Trees in Five Easy Steps

Tutorial by Grace from Grace Anne Studio Materials Tombow Dual Brush Pens Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil Tombow MONO Drawing Pens Tombow MONO Eraser Tombow Water Brush – Small Watercolor or mixed media paper   Step 1: Inspiration First, before... Read More

Beyond Boundaries with Glenys Takala

Glenys Takala has been a member of the FCA for over twenty years. Currently residing in the Kootenays, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including third place in the 2020 ‘On The Edge’ competition. She draws inspiration from nature,... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Dual Brush Pens!

Review by  Ali LePere Tombow Dual Brush Pens! They are my favorite! I believe that artists, no matter their skill level, will flourish if they have products that give them possibilities. I know that has been my experience with these... Read More

Beyond Boundaries with Frankie Watt-Elphinstone

Vancouver-based printmaking, painting and mixed media collage artist Frankie Watt-Elphinstone’s piece, ‘Red Shoes’, was awarded an honourable mention in ‘Painting on The Edge 2020’. Her work has been published by Taschen Books and exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait... Read More

Which to choose? Winsor & Newton Watercolour Paper

Winsor & Newton is committed to sustainability, and the range is responsibly sourced with 80% of our papers certifiably sourced (FSC) and 40% made using renewable energy. Winsor & Newton papers are also vegan, as all materials used during the process are synthetic and not animal-derived.