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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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I should not tell this to you, but …

I know that I should keep it secret, but I tell it to you with sincerity: “I have favorites!” Even if I feel like an unworthy mother by admitting it, there are paintings I prefer to others. Most of the time, with a few exceptions, these are recent artworks. Even if it is not always visible from an outside point of view, all these paintings are stepping …

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Because the Eyes are so Precious for Visual Artists

Today’s post will not be about painting or creativity, but about the eyes, these organs, so precious for visual artists. They are too often overused until they show signs of fatigue, by me the first… You will find in this short article, suggestions of exercises to improve or to maintain the health of your eyes.

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Contrasting colors and textures

Slowly, I’m adding new paintings to my series of hybrid by exploring the many possibilities that offer me the digital fusion of my original acrylic and ink paintings. This time, I’m showing you two completely different artworks in term of colors, texture and global feel.

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Next Group Exhibition: L’Art de Mai 2015

I will participate to the next group exhibition of the members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques (ALPAP) which will take place this month. Exhibitions featuring artworks created by ALPAP’s members are always the opportunities to see a wide variety of artworks using different kind of mediums. Although there is especially…

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New tests with alcohol ink on transparent plastic

I proceeded to new tests with ink alcohol on some transparent plastic. I was so intrigued by the results of previous experiences I wanted to see if it was just a coincidence, or if I could find enough creative interest to incite me to explore deeper this technique. Here is the result…

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Alcohol Ink on Transparent Plastic Sheet

One of the strengths of the alcohol-based ink is transparency. So I wanted to test the effet of Adirondack alcohol ink from Ranger on a transparent plastic sheet, instead of the usual Yupo paper. I took what I had on hand to do the test, that is to say a plastic pouch that I simply cut into a sheet. The texture of this plastic is similar to that used to cover…

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Book: “Steal like an artist” by Austin Kleon

This is a small size book (15.4 x 1.2 x 15.4 cm) of 160 pages read within one hour. Its presentation is dynamic and actual, focusing on catching visual, giant lettering, minimalist but effective illustrations and some photos interspersed with the actual text content.

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Raphaël Kaerell Spalter Brushes, series 281

When I go to the art supplies store, I always hesitate in front of the display reserved to paint brushes. It’s like being in a chocolate shop and having to choose … How to make a satisfactory choice if I did not taste beforehand? How to choose the brush that will best fit my needs without being able to try it? I can only touch the bristles, test their …

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Blogs and Websites About Art that I Like

I have a lot of fun to visit new websites, reading blogs of artists and to let myself be inspired by their works. One of the things I constantly do is to look for a blogroll. Then I find more blogs and interesting resources to follow on. I do not have a blogroll list on my website, but I offer you today links to blogs and websites that I like and visit regularly…

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