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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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7 Ways to Improve Your Creativity

I know that I look very creative with this blog and the one in French containing hundreds of articles and all those paintings, however, my relationship with creativity has not always been harmonious or productive. Through the good and the bad moments of this relationship, I noticed the beneficial impact of several elements on my creativity. I share them with you in hoping they will help you in your artistic practice.

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Photos of an Experiment: Acrylic and Oil Paintings in Relief-2

Today, I show you to the remains of my acrylic and oil painting experiments. If you missed the previous blog post, just click here to read it . In this new series of experimental paintings, I wanted first of all: To work in a slightly larger size (8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm). To try new collage elements and…To deeper explore the idea of extending the texture beyond the wood panels. As for the previous painting series, I began by sealing the wood panels with…

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Photos of an Experiment: Acrylic and Oil Paintings in Relief

As ideas of things I would like to try comes to me, I note them down on a scrap piece of paper, which I later glue in a notebook. Many will stay unexplored due to a lack of time, resources or interest, but when an idea obsesses me to the point that I can’t stop thinking about it even when I’m working on another project, I know I must give it a chance and devote time to it.

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The Solo Exhibition “Coup de coeur pour un artiste” has just begun!

Do you remember my first solo show which had been postponed? Well, I am pleased to announce that the installation was done yesterday and that the exhibition has just begun and will be held until March 31, 2018, at the public library of Ville de Lorraine. At this art exhibition, you can see 15 abstract oil and cold wax paintings from my series on 9 x 12 inches polyester film created in 2016 and at the beginning of 2017, as well as 2 digital art prints…

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2018 or The Transient Present

Before writing this blog post, I review my old articles published at the beginning of the previous years. By the way, did you know that I blog about my experience and discoveries in art since September 2011? Yeah, it’s been a long time! From 2013 to 2015, instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I intuitively chose a symbolic word serving as an anchor for the year’s energy. In 2013, it was “creativity”, in 2014 “personal fulfillment” and …

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The End of 2017 and a Special Project for 2018

Like many of you, I imagine, the end of the year is an opportunity for me to look back at what I have accomplished and make plans for the coming year. I used to write a list of the numbers: blog posts, visitors on my blogs (I also have a blog in French), paintings created, and more. This year, however, these numbers do not interest me at all.

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Treat Yourself and Show Me Your Support at The Same Time!

My digital artwork titled “Second souffle”  (Second Breath) was selected by Le Galeriste to be part of their “Black & Red” collection. If you follow me on social networks, you already know that the clothes (dresses, blouse, shirt and scarf) created from this artwork are now sold online and that you can get them at https: //www.art-a-porter.com/fr/black-red. Here are some additional details…

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Creative Process and Real Magic

For the uninitiated, the creation of a painting may look like magic, requiring a gift or talent. The painting appears according to the good will of the artist in a fluid and mysterious way. Yet, for insiders, the process is often far from being magic. Often, there are years of learning and effort behind this appearance of magic. Of course, the creative process is not always difficult and unpleasant; otherwise there would be much fewer artists in the world…

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Coming: Solo Art Exhibition

I have the pleasure to announce you that there will be a solo exhibition of my artworks at the public library of Ville Lorraine (Quebec, Canada) from February 1, to March 31, 2018. All the details below… The paintings chosen for this exhibit are part of my 9 x 12 inches oil and cold wax series on polyester film produced in 2016 and early 2017. Most of them will be exhibited in public for the first time.

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