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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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Green Guide for Artists by Karen Michel

Although I am not a fanatic of environmental issues, I like to adopt greener habits when it is within my reach. I tried to find information on the web about greener habits for painters, but my research has left me unsatisfied.

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Drawbacks of digital medium in painting

Although I like very much digital painting and use a lot this mode of expression in my current artwork, I have to admit that digital medium has also drawbacks. Below I’m listing a few drawbacks I discovered working with digital tools since 2011.

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What a digital painting is and how it is done

People often ask me what a digital painting is and how it’s done. In fact, digital painting, in my art practice, is very similar to traditional painting, however the tools are different. The computer screen replaces the canevas, I use a stylus instead of brushes, and a graphic tablet to transmit every digital brushstrokes to a specialized software.

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9 Advantages Related to Digital Tools for Painters

When it comes to choose a way to express our creativity in visual art, the choices are many: pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, ink, collage, mixed media … and digital. Which one to choose? It’s a matter of preferences but for those of you who want to know why digital is a wonderful medium for creative painters, read below to find out.

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A Digital Fine Art Print in Switzerland

It is with great pleasure that I announce you that one of my digital paintings will be shown at the first edition of the International Triennial Contrast Awards for digital fine art printmaking which will take place to Fribourg in Switzerland.

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TerraSkin, a Versatile Paper for Mixed Media Artists

I first tried TerraSkin paper thinking that I found an eco-friendly alternative to Yupo synthetic paper. After a few tests, I realized that I found a wonderful versatile mixed media paper even if it can’t totally replace Yupo for some painting techniques.

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Learn to draw with Betty Edwards

Twenty five years ago, I found a book in the ground near a subway station in Montreal. It was the French translation of “Drawing with the right side of the brain” from Betty Edwards. Today, this book is still a reference recommended by many teachers to every person wishing to learn how to draw.

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Toxic Art Supplies : How to Protect You

I found that many artist and hobbyist often don’t take enough precaution to prevent health issues when working with art supplies putting their bare hands into toxic paint, spraying varnish without using a mask and so on.

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