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From Einbeck to Opus: Bringing Hahnemühle's Papers Home

From Einbeck to Opus:

Bringing Hahnemühle's Papers Home

By Brian White, Director of Sales & Marketing

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In January of 2018, I had the privilege of travelling to Germany to attend the annual Paperworld Trade Fair in Frankfurt. Similar to past trips I have taken with Opus’ owner, David van Berckel, it was very fast-paced and highly educational, with moments in the evenings to take in museums, galleries, architecture and historical points of interest....Read more

7th Annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge: Overview

Watercolour Tips with Kristen Maduik

Join artist Kristen Maduik as she demonstrates some of her favourite tips and techniques for painting rocks, water, and moss while working outdoors with watercolour. Watch our short series of tips below and get inspired to take your watercolours outside this summer!

Tip #1 - Electrical Tape

Kristen mounts her watercolour paper using green painters tape, and then covers it to the edge of her painting area with black electricians tape. This helps her see the contrast, and paint more accurate values as the black tape lets her see her darkest dark against the white of the page. Give it a try with your next watercolour!...Read more

Practice Makes Perfect

Whether you call it practice or just the act of making - fill your life and your creativity by finding the magic in everything you do.

Our final video prompt for this month's Opus Daily Practice Challenge features artist Veronica Roth. Veronica has been creating ever since her aunt lent her art supplies as a child. Even if she doesn't finish a painting every day, she makes sure to create something every day, whether it's a drawing, a piece of writing, or a photograph. Anything and everything Veronica does, she tries to make it creative!

Watch Practice Makes Perfect with Veronica Roth above to see today's prompt, Vintage, come to life on classic ephemera and discover Veronica's trick to breaking out of a creative block (that costs less than a cup of coffee!)...Read more

Ola Volo: Illustrator & Mural Artist

Put the focus on YOUR artwork with inspiration from Ola Volo!

This full-time illustrator and mural artist shares how she creates her folklore-inspired art. Watch as she gives you an insider's look at her illustration process and how she extends that vision to create one of her signature murals, an adventurous piece that reflects the spirit of one her clients, Open Road Volkswagen....Read more

Step Toward Social Media Success

One of the most rewarding things about creating art is bringing forth what’s inside of us in order to share it with others. Approaching social media as an extension of your art and your connection to those who appreciate it can be incredibly rewarding, both to the viewer and yourself.

Instagram, a social media platform that has seen a lot of growth over the last several years, appears to be designed specifically for us as artists - a highly visual platform that puts images at the forefront while including room for the content to support those pictures....Read more

Creative Community Spotlight: Granville Island

Sharing the gift of creativity this holiday season? Visit Granville Island to find your favourite art supplies & gifts at Opus and shop from local artists and artisans, too!

Granville Island is truly the one-stop-destination for all things magical, particularly during the winter season. Offering a plentitude of fun activities, delicious foods, and artisanal shops, historic Granville Island contains everything people of all ages would need or want to prepare for and enjoy the holiday festivities while supporting local artists and businesses....Read more

Introduction to Acrylic Pouring

Get your recipe books ready and start cooking up your own unique acrylic pours!...Read more

Opus Langley Celebrating 20 Years!

A big thanks to all of you who have made Opus Langley a huge part of the Fraser Valley’s creative community! To all of the wonderful staff who have shared their passion and knowledge with us over the years, the dedicated arts organizations that welcomed us to the area and who we’ve grown alongside, and to every creative individual who has brightened our world with their curiosity and skill: the past 20 years have truly been a gift and we’re excited for everything the next 20 will bring!