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How To: Holiday Watercolor Card Idea

Watch the video and try it out! (Video compliments of Strathmore) Materials Used: Strathmore Watercolor Cards Graphite Pencil Eraser Permanent Ink Pen (Sakura Micron used in video) Watercolor Paints (Sakura Koi Watercolor Set used in video) Water Brush* or Watercolor... Read More

Conversations With Creatives: Interviews with 12 Artists From The 24th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

There are many changes to the Eastside Culture Crawl this year, as artists adjust to new ways to open their studios digitally or in-person for the 2020 festival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with 12 artists... Read More

Opus Visual Podcast: Creative Lives with Yared Nigussu, Camilla d’Errico, Stacey Dallyn

In this episode we are exploring the different ways artists are realizing their creative endeavours. It can be hard to make art your living but these art leaders are making it happen. During these evolving times, the pursuit of creative... Read More

Loved By: Sally Mackereth

SALLY MACKERETH is an architect who is renowned for fusing architecture with interior design. For Sally, her studio “takes its signature from an integrated approach which places as much importance on the interior spaces as the considered details of the... Read More

GOLDEN Isolation Coat Application for Small Paintings

Mike from GOLDEN product support demonstrates the proper technique for applying Golden Isolation Coat on a small painting using a brush. Also covers the role and purpose of Isolation Coat in a protective varnish system for acrylic paintings.   Looking... Read More

Depicting a Seaside Afternoon with Sennelier Soft Pastels

Get inspired by the above video from Sennelier. In this clip, watch and discover the beautiful qualities and range of use of these extra-soft pastels during a midday seaside stop, gazing out at the grounded sailboats in the harbour contrasted... Read More

Discover: Oil Pastels by Sennelier

In 1949, Parisian painter Henri GOETZ approached Henri SENNELIER the famous artist materials manufacturer, about creating a wax colour stick for his friend Pablo PICASSO. Picasso, a long-time Sennelier customer and a frequent visitor to their store across the street... Read More

Discover: Oil Paint Stick from Sennelier

This material allows oil painting to be approached differently. It extends the artist’s freedom of expression, allowing a greater degree of spontaneity, of “expressionism”. The Oil Stick is a composition of oil paint. A proportion of the oil is substituted... Read More

Loved By: Stewart Parvin

STEWART PARVIN is a Couturier with over 25 years’ experience of making clothes for the rich and famous. His hands-on attitude towards the creative process and his exacting eye for technical detail have helped him to produce renowned outfits. Even... Read More

How To: Halloween Zombie Face Paint Tutorial by Snazaroo

Braaaaaainnnsssss… You’ll trick a fair few unsuspecting people this Halloween when you recreate this scary zombie face paint design! Not only is this realistic and easy to achieve, but no fake blood or prosthetics are involved in the making of... Read More

How To: Using the Jagua Temporary Tattoo Kit from Jacquard

Perfect for Halloween or to test-drive your tattoo ideas, this Body Art Kit from Jacquard, the Jagua Temporary Tattoo Kit is fruit-based and 100% natural, Jagua produces bluish-black tattoos that last 1-2 weeks and LOOK REAL! It is incredibly simple:... Read More

Authentic Color. Naturally. – By Gamblin

Discover Gamblin’s natural approach to oil paint!  Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colours are made with pure pigments and the finest refined linseed oil. As there are no adulterants or additives in Gamblin colours, each colour retains its own unique characteristics including... Read More

Introduction to Block Printing on Fabric – by Speedball

Block Printing on Fabric using tools from Speedball! Learn how to block print on fabric using Speedball’s NEW Fabric Block Printing Ink, Speedy Carve, linoleum cutters, inking plate and soft rubber brayer. This video is recommended for beginner block printers... Read More

9 NEW Cadmium-Free Artists’ Oil Colours by Winsor & Newton

  Expand your palette with 9 NEW Cadmium-Free Artist Oil Colours that care!   Discover uncompromised quality with 9 new Cadmium-Free Artists’ Oil Colours. Developed by chemists in partnership with artists, Winsor & Newton’s Cadmium-Fee Artists’ Oil Colours are formulated... Read More

Introducing 8 New Winton Oil Colors

  Expand your palette with 8 NEW Winton Oil Colours   Made from high-quality pigments, Winton Oil Colours are durable, lightfast and permanent. Delivering consistent colour every time, their ready-to-use formulation means you can effortlessly work at any scale. The... Read More

Flashe: Absolute Colour on Any Surface

See this velvety-matte, versatile paint in action!   Shop Flashe Vinyl Paints

Loved By Paolo Troilo

Paolo Troilo paints bodies using his body. A canvas, paint and his hands are all he needs to create his unique large-scale paintings of imagined and surreal bodies, which draw inspiration from the beauty of human anatomy. Paolo lives and... Read More

Loved By: The Creatives

THE CREATIVES The creative industry is growing, and Colart’s mission is to be there to meet the increasing demand for creative tools and services. Now and in the future. Creativity has been named by the World Economic Forum as one of... Read More

The Power of Print: Jim LaSala

Learn about why Jim LaSala prints his photographs and uses Moab Paper for his fine art prints. “I printed this image on juniper which has tremendous color latitude and brought out the color exactly the way I had seen.” Jim... Read More

Experiments in Mixed Media: Sketchbooks, Graphite and Yupo

In this 2-part video, Nancy Crawford – artist, teacher, public speaker and author – reveals her top 5 materials for breaking out of your creative comfort zone. All the materials she demonstrates are affordable and versatile, perfect for both beginners... Read More

Loved By Martin Bergquist

MARTIN BERGQUIST describes himself as a visual problem solver, and that is exactly what he does in his role as a concept illustrator and storyboard artist. From Hollywood feature films to cult video games, television and advertising, Martin creates storyboards... Read More

Loved By Graeme Black

GRAEME BLACK is a Creative Director, he uses our products to create mood boards and creatively communicate his ideas to fashion houses such as Hugo Boss, Desa and Les Copains. Materials, especially the texture of fabric, are important to Graeme’s... Read More

Loved By Gordon Cheung

GORDON CHEUNG uses materials in an unorthodox manner – he uses Flashe and Liquitex paint and moulds it, sprays it and layers it to create unusual sculptural landscapes on the canvas. Represented by galleries in London, Hong Kong, Miami and... Read More

Opus Creative Lives Podcast – Old Hazelton

We would like to thank all of you who’ve contributed to our Oh Canada Virtual Art Tour – what an epic, seven-week adventure! From Faces to Food, Landscapes to Landmarks, we’ve travelled coast to coast, finishing things off with Culture... Read More

Opus Art Supplies Podcast – In Conversation with Ross Penhall

Ross Penhall is always looking for a fresh perspective to capture. Take a listen to our podcast interview where Penhall discusses his fascination with light and shadow and the way landscapes lead the eye. Click below to check out other... Read More

Inspired by Landscapes: Lucas Kratochwil, Artist

  Watch Lucas Kratochwil’s video and discover how he relates to nature – why it’s important to have a true connection to nature, and what compels him to paint and share his love of our beautiful landscape with the world.... Read More

Opus BOD Wood Frame

The Opus BOD Wood frame is a simple and stylish wood frame that gives your artwork a professional look – making it an economical alternative to a custom frame. Trevor calls this the tuxedo frame because everything looks good in... Read More

Pouring Watercolours with Leslie Lambert Redhead

In a twist on this traditional medium, artist Leslie Lambert Redhead walks us through how she creates large-scale watercolour pours. Using Winsor & Newton’s new Jewel Toned Professional Water Colours, Leslie masks out her white, light, and midtones in turn,... Read More

Opus Jasper Plein Air Frame

The Opus Jasper Plein Air frame honours the tradition of plein air while maintaining a modern aesthetic. These wood frames are beautifully finished, featuring seamless corners and hand applied metal-leafing. They come in a classic gold leaf, a warm silver... Read More

Opus SUMO Framing System

The Opus SUMO Pre-cut Metal Framing System is the most versatile framing system available for canvases and cradled wood panels. The main feature of the SUMO is its versatility for framing standard and unique sized artworks with ease. Simply mix... Read More