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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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Treat Yourself and Show Me Your Support at The Same Time!

My digital artwork titled “Second souffle”  (Second Breath) was selected by Le Galeriste to be part of their “Black & Red” collection. If you follow me on social networks, you already know that the clothes (dresses, blouse, shirt and scarf) created from this artwork are now sold online and that you can get them at https: //www.art-a-porter.com/fr/black-red. Here are some additional details…

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Creative Process and Real Magic

For the uninitiated, the creation of a painting may look like magic, requiring a gift or talent. The painting appears according to the good will of the artist in a fluid and mysterious way. Yet, for insiders, the process is often far from being magic. Often, there are years of learning and effort behind this appearance of magic. Of course, the creative process is not always difficult and unpleasant; otherwise there would be much fewer artists in the world…

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Coming: Solo Art Exhibition

I have the pleasure to announce you that there will be a solo exhibition of my artworks at the public library of Ville Lorraine (Quebec, Canada) from February 1, to March 31, 2018. All the details below… The paintings chosen for this exhibit are part of my 9 x 12 inches oil and cold wax series on polyester film produced in 2016 and early 2017. Most of them will be exhibited in public for the first time.

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Retrospective: The Last Three Years in Seven Videos

This summer, I review my artworks from the past three years and made a series of short videos showing a selection of them. Below, you will find all the videos, including those already presented to you on the last blog post and another one published last year.

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Two videos: Alcohol Inks Paintings & Digital Art Prints

Today, I present the first two videos of a series featuring the diversity of my works over the past few years. For those of you following me for a while, you already know that I do not like to be limited to only one painting medium and that I have used acrylics, various kinds of inks, oil, gouache, watercolor, digital tools and more. Each medium makes it possible to create effects that are impossible or difficult to do with others and possesses particular characteristics. This is one of the reasons I like to create with various mediums. However…

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The Clear Square-Patterned Ruler

Have you ever tried to draw straight lines parallel to the edge of a sheet of paper, or to draw a grid? We arrive at a satisfactory result with a simple ruler, a pencil, a square and a lot of patience, but it takes time and most often the result is far from precise. Today, I talk about a useful tool to have in your art studio or creative space, especially if you have to frequently draw parallel lines or grids: the clear square-patterned ruler.

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Next Art Exhibition: L’Annuelle des Arts 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, I will participate in the art competition and exhibition of artworks created by members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques (ALPAP). This annual event presents a wide variety of artworks of all kinds and highlights the work of some of the artists with prizes and mentions.

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Framing a Painting on a Wood Panel with a Floating Frame

Many painters like to paint on wood panels because they are easy to find, they can be cut any size, don’t take plenty of storage space and they are both suitable for indoor or plein-air painting. However, the main disadvantage with wood panels is that they need to be framed. Today, I will show you how to frame a painting done on a thin wood panel with a floating frame.

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Corel Painter 2018: What I Like the Best

This week Corel launched the 2018 version of their software Painter. If you do not know, it is professional grade digital painting and art software designed in Ottawa, Canada. As for the past years, I had the opportunity to be part of the beta testers team and to get to know the new version before its official release. This year, I will not present you with a list of all the new features. For that, I invite you to visit the official website: PainterArtist. This time,…

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