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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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Sharing is Not Always Free

Since 2011, I share, on my blog in French, my discoveries, book reviews, tutorials, as well as my artistic journey. I also translate some of my articles in English for the present blog since 2014. You are now hundreds to visit the website each day and I thank you for that. To continue on this path is my most cherished wish, but managing a popular website has a drawback, its cost.

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My Journey Toward Painting

I hesitated for a long time before writing what follows. I did not want to look self-centred, and then all this, it is very intimate. However, I noticed how much I like to hear about other artists’ journey art and painting in particular. I find these stories not only inspiring, but they also illustrate to what extent the human experience, with its ups and downs, influences the creative life. These stories also give me a better understanding of what is meaningful for the artists and their artworks. If it’s the same for you, I invite you to read my story…

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Next Art Exhibition: Le Sélection Laval

I have the pleasure to invite you to the next group exhibition of art created by the artists members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques (ALPAP), which will take place from March 10 th to April 9 , 2017, at Le Sélection de Laval. Read further for all the information.

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A Little Tip to Sign Your Artwork With More Assertiveness

Your painting is done and you are fully satisfied with it. Now, it’s time to sign it and suddenly, you feel anxious. Where am I going to sign? What size should I do it? Which color to use? What if it ruins everything? If you decided to sign your paint in front of your artwork and that it puts you under stress, I offer you today a little tip that will help you visualize the final result without having to take the risk of damaging your painting. The key elements are: a piece of transparent plastic and samples of your signature.

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In a Few Days, It Will Be Too Late

As I said to you in the previous blog post, one of my main goals for 2017 is to find more exposure for my paintings. This also includes re-evaluate all the means already in place.
So, I decided to close my account with the print-on-demand service, ArtFlakes. The closing will take place on February 11, 2017. As for the reproductions that I offer through Fine Art America, I will drastically reduce the quantity available on that same date. If you wish to buy reproductions of my paintings at one of these printers…

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Changes for 2017 and Three Cold Wax and Oil Paintings

The last few weeks, I thought a lot about my artistic activities. I feel that I am in a transition phase and changes, but for now, I have not identified the exact nature of these changes yet. I am expecting something, but I’m not sure what. A strange and sometimes heavy sensation. However, I already made certain decisions which are going to have a direct impact on the blog. The first is that I am going to publish only one or two blog posts per month. Although I like sharing my discoveries and experience with you, I need…

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Review of the Year 2016

At the end of December, do you step back and look at the highlights of the year? I do not know about you, but I do it and it helps me to get an overview of what I have accomplished and to set my main goals for the year to come.

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Love, a Temporary Layaway and a Solo Exhibition Project

I continue my love story with cold wax and oil painting on polyester film to the point that I forget digital painting. The need to physically involve me in the creation of my paintings, to feel the textures under my fingers and to work paint is very strong with me this year and it is what keeps me away from digital painting.

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Next Art Exhibition at Laval City Hall

Last September, the art exhibition “L’Annuelle des Arts 2016” showing artworks created by the members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques (ALPAP) took place. It was possible to see about 80 artworks (paintings and sculptures) made by 40 artists members of the association.Twenty artworks that collected the best score from the jury (one work per artist) during this exhibition will soon be presented at Laval City Hall. My digital print titled “Traces indélébiles” is one of them.

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