The last few weeks, I thought a lot about my artistic activities. I feel that I am in a transition phase and changes, but for now, I have not identified the exact nature of these changes yet. I am expecting something, but I’m not sure what. A strange and sometimes heavy sensation.

However, I already made certain decisions which are going to have a direct impact on the blog. The first is that I am going to publish only one or two blog posts per month. Although I like sharing my discoveries and experience with you, I need to dedicate more of my time to find new venues for my paintings and I hope increase the number of sales. I do not live only on my love to paint and fresh water. I also have bills to pay!

Passé édulcoré (Sweeten Past)

Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).

"Passé édulcoré" (Sweeten Past). Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar. Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande

“Passé édulcoré” (Sweeten Past).
Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande

Close-ups from the previous painting

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Passé édulcoré" (Sweeten Past). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Passé édulcoré” (Sweeten Past).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Passé édulcoré" (Sweeten Past). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Passé édulcoré” (Sweeten Past).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Passé édulcoré" (Sweeten Past). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Passé édulcoré” (Sweeten Past).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

If reading in French is not a problem for you, I encourage you to follow my blog written in that language. I post more often there (LINK) . I also invite you to follow my Instagram account to see the new paintings that I work on https://www.instagram.com/lamirandeart

Au rythme du canyon (Canyon’s Pace)

Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).

"Au rythme du canyon" (Canyon's Pace). Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar. Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande

“Au rythme du canyon” (Canyon’s Pace).
Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande

Close-ups from the previous painting

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Au rythme du canyon" (Canyon's Pace). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Au rythme du canyon” (Canyon’s Pace).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Au rythme du canyon" (Canyon's Pace). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Au rythme du canyon” (Canyon’s Pace).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Au rythme du canyon" (Canyon's Pace). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Au rythme du canyon” (Canyon’s Pace).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

I also decided to take care of myself. That means dedicating more time to my practice of Qi gong, yoga or meditation. It also means go away from social networks, shutting down the computer to exercise my body, get out breathing fresh air, to respect my limits and to choose projects in harmony with my whole being whenever it’s possible.

It is a logical choice. If I take care of myself, I shall be happier and in better condition to paint and more open to listen and respond to the needs of others.

Milieu favorable (Supportive Environment)

Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).

"Milieu favorable" (Supportive Environment). Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar. Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande

“Milieu favorable” (Supportive Environment).
Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande

Close-ups from the previous painting

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Milieu favorable" (Supportive Environment). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Milieu favorable” (Supportive Environment).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Milieu favorable" (Supportive Environment). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Milieu favorable” (Supportive Environment).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Milieu favorable" (Supportive Environment). November 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Milieu favorable” (Supportive Environment).
November 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Thank you for your presence here and I wish you a very happy and creative 2017 year!

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