Recently I showed you the steps involved in the creation of three cold wax and oil artworks painted over a textured acrylic background and I mentioned how fear of going too far when painting is the signal for me that I have to go for it. If you have not read this blog post, it is here.

Today, I present you photos of three paintings born from defying the fear. I like the “complex simplicity” of these paintings. You know what I mean? In spite of the global simplicity of the paintings, when we look at them closer, we see that the simplicity is only superficial and that it hides layers and layers of paint … The story of these paintings in a way. And from there, I could talk about the symbolism behind all this, but not for now…

“Ouvre les yeux” (Open your eyes)

Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)

"Ouvre les yeux" (Open your eyes) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Ouvre les yeux” (Open your eyes)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-ups from the previous painting.

Close-up from the painting: "Ouvre les yeux" (Open your eyes) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Ouvre les yeux” (Open your eyes)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Ouvre les yeux" (Open your eyes) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Ouvre les yeux” (Open your eyes)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Ouvre les yeux" (Open your eyes) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Ouvre les yeux” (Open your eyes)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.


“Les choses comme elles sont” (Things as they are)

Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)

"Les choses comme elles sont" (Things as they are) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Les choses comme elles sont” (Things as they are)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-ups from the previous painting.

Close-up from the painting: "Les choses comme elles sont" (Things as they are). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Les choses comme elles sont” (Things as they are).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Les choses comme elles sont" (Things as they are). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Les choses comme elles sont” (Things as they are).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Les choses comme elles sont" (Things as they are). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Les choses comme elles sont” (Things as they are).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.


“Lâche prise tout simplement” (Simply let go)

Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 14×11 in (35,56 x 27,94 cm)

"Lâche prise tout simplement" (Simply let go) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Lâche prise tout simplement” (Simply let go)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-ups from the previous painting.

Close-up from the painting: "Lâche prise tout simplement" (Simply let go) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Lâche prise tout simplement” (Simply let go)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Lâche prise tout simplement" (Simply let go) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Lâche prise tout simplement” (Simply let go)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Lâche prise tout simplement" (Simply let go) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Lâche prise tout simplement” (Simply let go)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

 

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