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Watercolour Wishlist

Watercolour Wishlist: Wet Media Favourites for the Outdoor Painter

Are you ready to pack up your water media supplies and create outdoors? Browse our list of favourites for the outdoor watercolour artist:

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Opus Essential Watercolours...Read more

A Brush with Greatness

A Brush with Greatness: Dip into the World of Watercolour Brushes

Dip into the World of Watercolour Brushes

While pigments and paints often get all the glory, the smooth washes and expressive marks in a watercolour work owe much of their success to the artist's trustiest of tools  –  the brush. This seemingly humble instrument holds the keys to a pleasurable painting experience and reliable results. Here are a few brush basics to help you find your perfect painting companion.

Quality Materials = Quality Results

Most watercolour brushes are made with natural hair, synthetic hair, or a blend. ...Read more

Getting to the Core of Graphite

Getting to the Core of Graphite

The graphite pencil is ubiquitous, a staple everywhere from the classroom, studio, and office, to the beginner’s toolbox and the professional’s collection....Read more

Smart Printing: From Phone to Home

Smart Printing: From Phone to HomeThe best camera is the one that’s with you,” Chase Jarvis....Read more

Creative Services at Opus

Opus Creative Services: Custom DIY Picture Framing • Fine Art Digital Printing & Mounting • Custom Canvas, Panels,  & Stretcher Bar Frames

Crafted to your specifications, Opus Creative Services provide you with optimal control over your artwork, whether you are looking for DIY Picture Framing, a custom surface, or top-quality digital reproductions of your work.

Click below to read about the services we offer at each of our stores.

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Acrylic Best Practices

Packing for Plein Air Success

Take it outside! We asked eight plein air artists from BC to share what they bring into the field. For painters and sketchers, first-timers and seasoned plein air artists alike, their lists offer a helpful starting point to preparing for a season of outdoor art adventures! ...Read more