“Consciousness, Exploration, Pleasure and Evolution. Welcome to my creative world!”

Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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A Practical Handbook for Painters

Have you ever wondered how to make your own watercolor paint, apply a varnish on a painting or how to store your paintings properly to protect them? Would you like to know all about pigments, the secrets of making a frame, how to prepare your painting surface, or to cut a mat? These are some of the questions you will find answers for in the book…

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Hybrid Painting, Between Mixed Media and Digital

Since a few years, I dedicate my artistic practice to both digital media and mixed media. When I feel less inspired by a medium, cross any creative block or simply need for a change, I offer myself a period during which I explore another medium. The discoveries and acquired experience allow me then to come back with new ideas and a renewed …

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Tests with Sennelier’s Ink on Yupo Paper

Looking for an odorless, fast drying, fade resistant ink to work on Yupo paper, and one with which I can get beautiful texture effects, I proceeded to tests with Sennelier’s ink this week. The result is recorded in my art journal and I share it with you today…

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What’s New on the Website

This winter, with its very cold weather, is a good period for studio time, experiment new ways of expression in painting and update the website. Those days, I do experiments with different kind of ink and fluid paint. I’m also working on a new series of hybrid digital/mixed-media paintings: digital combo of scanned mixed media paintings to be printed…

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The End of the Digital Painting Series

This series allowed me to let emerge pleasant memories of my past. I realized to what extent the memory is selective, modifies the reality with years and even reinvents the history while adding to it new color. The memory is not only a faculty which forgets, but also imagines a past that has never really exists ….

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Test of the Iridescent Liquitex Inks!

Recently, I bought a box of three bottles of iridescent acrylic inks by Liquitex. The colors are: Iridescent Bright Gold #234, Iridescent Bright Silver #236 and Iridescent Rich Copper #236. I proceeded to some preliminary tests with these inks and I speak to you about it in what follows…

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New Paintings in the Gallery and Others to Come Soon

I hope that the temperature is nice where you live. Here, it is a beautiful sunny and not too cold, winter day (-8C /17.6F). With shorter days and the snow outside, I like to be in my basement studio surround by plenty of colors. However, it is a pity that I cannot open windows because of the cold weather to protect me and my family against…

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My Participation in the Twitter Art Exhibit 2015

I am going to take part to the Twitter Art Exhibit. What is it? It is an annual international exhibition of original artworks the size of a postcard. All the funds raised will be given to a non-profit organization. For its 5th edition, the Twitter Art Exhibit will take place to Moss, in Norway from March 20th till April 11th, 2015. All the profits will benefit…

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