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Planning Your Day: Tips and Tricks for Exploring Outdoors

Murray Phillips in the Opus Video,
A Conversation with My Canvas

You’ve put together the perfect painting kit or packed a pencil case with just the right materials – you’re ready to take your art outside! Not so fast. Taking a little time to set yourself up with some essentials can go a long way to a successful and fun day creating outdoors....Read more

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Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air

What makes your heart skip a beat and say, "I have to paint this!"? Every painter is searching for the magic — that special something that compels you to bring a subject to life with a brush and canvas.

Sheree Jones shares some of the techniques she employs to capture that magic while painting in oils en plein air in the Opus video, Oil Techniques: Painting en Plein Air. Learn how starting with a value sketch compensates for changing light, how not painting all details can invite the viewer to explore a part of the painting, and more!...Read more

How to Varnish an Acrylic Painting

Keep your artwork looking as good as the day it was completed by learning how to apply a varnish layer!...Read more

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Wayne Anderton: In The Outdoor Photography

Wayne Anderton's In The Outdoor Photography runs May 30th through July 24th at the District Foyer Gallery.

https://nvartscouncil.ca/events-exhibitions/wayne-anderton-district-foye...

Suzan Marzak: Firebelly Clayworks

Suzan Marczak is a Vancouver clay artist whose work explores the junction of creativity and ergonomics.

https://nvartscouncil.ca/events-exhibitions/suzan-marczak-district-foyer...