Working With van Gogh Watercolors & Rembrandt Pastels

July 25, 2019 - July 31, 2019


Join artists Darryl W. Funk and 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 evening demonstration will be a pop-up style demo, so no need to register! Come by anytime during the time frame that works best for you.

Some demos require registration as space is limited. Click on the store you would like to attend the demonstration at to find out registration details.

Opus Kelowna: Thursday, July 25 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Opus Langley: Friday, July 26 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Opus Coquitlam: Saturday, July 27 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Opus Victoria: Sunday, July 28 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Opus North Vancouver: Monday, July 29 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Opus Granville Island: Tuesday July 30 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Opus Downtown Vancouver: Wednesday, July 31 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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.

Darryl W. Funk is a Canadian artist working out of Chilliwack, BC. He studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta and the Center for Arts and Technology, Okanagan in Kelowna, BC.  Darryl has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in printmaking.

As a landscape painter, Darryl draws inspiration from the art of the 1930s and 40s, specifically that of Canadian painters, Lawren Harris and Emily Carr.  The focus of his work has been the rugged landscape that surrounds him.

For the last three years, Darryl has been an Ambassador for the North American division of Royal Talens of Amsterdam.  He travels throughout Alberta and B.C. demonstrating the use of their excellent fine art supplies, specifically the ‘solvent-free’ COBRA oils that he uses exclusively.

July 25, 2019 - July 31, 2019