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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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What I Learned From Painting With a Limited Color Palette

Until recently, I had almost never painted with black and rarely with a restricted color range. I was a color junky like many of you, I guess. However, in order to learn more about values (shade and light), I decided to paint, for over a month, with a color palette limited to black, ocher and brown. Along the way, I learned a couple of things that I want to share with you today…

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How to Get the Most From a Failed Painting

You’ve certainly already failed a painting. It happens to every artist, regardless of their level of experience and skill. However, the difference between the beginner and the experienced artist is that the latter learnt to use “failed” paintings as an opportunity to progress. In this article, I explain how to get there.
In front of you, there is a painting that you do not like at all. It’s a total fiasco and all you want is to throw it through the window or to destroy…

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Next Art Exihibition: L’Art de Mai (2017)

I am pleased to announce that once more, I participate in the spring art exhibition “L’Art de Mai” showing artworks created by the artists members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques (ALPAP). All the details in what follows. Exhibition title: L’Art de Mai, Theme: Renaissance, Artists: members of the ALPAP grouping artists from Laval (Quebec) or the surrounding area…

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Sharing is Not Always Free

Since 2011, I share, on my blog in French, my discoveries, book reviews, tutorials, as well as my artistic journey. I also translate some of my articles in English for the present blog since 2014. You are now hundreds to visit the website each day and I thank you for that. To continue on this path is my most cherished wish, but managing a popular website has a drawback, its cost.

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My Journey Toward Painting

I hesitated for a long time before writing what follows. I did not want to look self-centred, and then all this, it is very intimate. However, I noticed how much I like to hear about other artists’ journey art and painting in particular. I find these stories not only inspiring, but they also illustrate to what extent the human experience, with its ups and downs, influences the creative life. These stories also give me a better understanding of what is meaningful for the artists and their artworks. If it’s the same for you, I invite you to read my story…

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