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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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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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Retrospective: The Last Three Years in Seven Videos

This summer, I review my artworks from the past three years and made a series of short videos showing a selection of them. Below, you will find all the videos, including those already presented to you on the last blog post and another one published last year.

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Two videos: Alcohol Inks Paintings & Digital Art Prints

Today, I present the first two videos of a series featuring the diversity of my works over the past few years. For those of you following me for a while, you already know that I do not like to be limited to only one painting medium and that I have used acrylics, various kinds of inks, oil, gouache, watercolor, digital tools and more. Each medium makes it possible to create effects that are impossible or difficult to do with others and possesses particular characteristics. This is one of the reasons I like to create with various mediums. However…

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The Clear Square-Patterned Ruler

Have you ever tried to draw straight lines parallel to the edge of a sheet of paper, or to draw a grid? We arrive at a satisfactory result with a simple ruler, a pencil, a square and a lot of patience, but it takes time and most often the result is far from precise. Today, I talk about a useful tool to have in your art studio or creative space, especially if you have to frequently draw parallel lines or grids: the clear square-patterned ruler.

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Next Art Exhibition: L’Annuelle des Arts 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, I will participate in the art competition and exhibition of artworks created by members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques (ALPAP). This annual event presents a wide variety of artworks of all kinds and highlights the work of some of the artists with prizes and mentions.

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