Working with van Gogh Watercolors & Rembrandt Pastels with Jeff Olson

July 30, 2019


Tuesday, July 30, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Registration required)
Tuesday, July 30, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Join Jeff Olson and discover new ways to work with van Gogh watercolors and Rembrandt pastels!

Many artists are surprised to learn that soft pastels can be mixed with water media for dramatic effects. By combining van Gogh watercolors with Rembrandt pastels, you can achieve a variety of marvellous outcomes. Learn how to properly blend and mix the two mediums together to create beautiful visual effects in your work. Attendees will also gain first hand experience of the new Van Gogh interference and metallic colours. The first demonstration from 12:00pm – 2:00pm does require registration, however the 4:00pm – 6:00pm will be a pop-up style demo, so no need to register! Come by anytime during the time frame that works best for you.


Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register.


Jeff Olson is a Seattle based artist with a significant and original body of work spanning more than twenty-five years. His paintings offer a unique vision of the landscape and the inspirational forces of nature which shape it. The canvases are boldly colored and the brushwork energetic, reflective of the physicality of the land and the process of painting.

Jeff’s primary medium is Amsterdam Expert acrylic paint on canvas, applying the material with a direct and rapid technique. 

Jeff holds a BA and MFA in painting and drawing. He has more than a decade of college and university teaching experience in studio art, and more than twenty years in the art material industry with product expertise in a variety of mediums; Olson’s lectures deliver meaningful insights into the history, development, and application of artists’ materials.

July 30, 2019

Granville Island
1360 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S1