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Louise Lamirande, visual artist
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It is with more and more fun that I paint with cold wax and oil even if I am still struggling to adapt myself to the slower creative pace imposed by painting in multiple layers with these mediums.
I usually paint with fast drying mediums and techniques. To create a painting from A to Z it takes a few hours to a few days at the most. I let myself to be carried away by the inspiration of the moment.
I have the pleasure to announce that I shall participate in the annual spring exhibition of artworks created by members of the ALPAP which will take place at Le centre d’art Sainte-Rose de Laval (Quebec). All the details are below. The following picture shows my participation to the exhibit. Two limited edition prints from my digital hybrid paintings series: “Par pur plaisir” (For the Fun of It) and “Je suis là pour toi” (I’m Here for You).read more
Create a painting is not always a linear process from A to Z. Sometimes you go back to scratch the paint, carve in, tear away, start all over again or destroy to rebuild and complete the artwork. The painting which follows was not only made a dozen layers of cold wax medium and oil paint with embedded hand painted paper, copper leaves and cheese cloth, but was created from the partial destruction of those layers.read more
Below are three paintings created with Golden High Flow transparent inks on Yasutomo rock paper. For those I showed you last week (see here) I rubbed and scratched the paper extensively to test the strength of it. This time, I added more water and rubbing alcohol to see if it will buckle and explore different texture effects. And no, the rock paper does not buckle under regular use.read more
I recently tested the multimedia mineral paper made by Yasutomo. In what follows, I speak about it and compare this paper with the TerraSkin. I also take the opportunity to show you some of my recent paintings created with the High Flow transparent acrylic ink from Golden on Yasutomo’s paper.read more
Charmed by the work of artists such as Rebecca Crowell, Janice Mason and Serena Barton, in 2014 I did some basic experiments with the cold wax medium made by Gamblin mixed with gold pigment, charcoal and alcohol ink. However, it is only recently that I took time to explore further the possibilities of painting with cold wax. Cold wax is a tradition medium used in oil painting. It is a waxy paste made from beeswax, solvent and, according to the manufacturer or the artist’s preferences, oil, Damar resin and even microcrystalline wax…read more
After Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and YouTube, I am now also on Instagram at the following address https://www.instagram.com/lamirandeart/ .
I hesitated for a long time before opening an account on Instagram. I figured that I had nothing to show. Who will be interested in my little home-based art studio? It is far from the glamorous, all white painted and perfectly decorated studios of huge size seen on Pinterest. And when I do digital painting, I will not take pictures of my computer right? Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try.
Following are new experimental paintings inspired by the book “Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects” written by Sandra Duran Wilson. This time, I tried a technique using a translucent matte polyester film from Dura-Lar and faux encaustic acrylic medium on a painted background. This paper is actually an acid-free polyester translucent film with a matte finish (Dura-Lar company also makes a transparent polyester film, but it is not one that is used for this technique). The translucent Dura-Lar can be painted (or not) on one surface or both…read more
One of the difficulties in creating a credible simulation of encaustic with acrylic is the lack of thickness. Acrylic medium shrinks a lot upon drying so that even if a thick layer, or even multiple layers of faux encaustic medium is applied, it is difficult to obtain a substantial thickness close to the one of a single layer of encaustic. To accurately determine the number of layers of faux encaustic medium needed to create an effect of thickness having the appearance of wax, I did a test.read more