Today I present you the last three cold wax and oil paintings on acrylic from the short series about the senses. This time, I wanted to work in a color range including greens. Why? Simply because I do not feel at ease painting with dark greens. The use of this color does not come naturally to me and that is exactly the reason why I challenged myself to include it in these paintings.

Preview of the three paintings. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Preview of the three paintings.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

In Spite of the Fear

One of the important points of my current creative process is to be aware of my fears when I paint and to find a way to move forward in spite of their presence. What do I risk after all! It’s not as if I decided to jump down a cliff or if I faced a female grizzly bear protecting her cubs!

Even if my head told me I had no reason to be afraid, it’s still with fear in the stomach that I started to paint in dark green on the blue background. The fear has faded gradually as I covered this green with lighter tones. I know I had not overcome it, but I learned, once again, that fear and its many facets is not a reason to stop painting or to limit myself to a style or a way of making, even if it is easier and more reassuring.


“Goûter le plaisir” (Taste the Pleasure)

Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.

"Goûter le plaisir" (Taste the Pleasure) Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Goûter le plaisir” (Taste the Pleasure)
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Goûter le plaisir" (Taste the Pleasure). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Goûter le plaisir” (Taste the Pleasure).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Goûter le plaisir" (Taste the Pleasure). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Goûter le plaisir” (Taste the Pleasure).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Goûter le plaisir" (Taste the Pleasure). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Goûter le plaisir” (Taste the Pleasure).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.


“Ressentir la texture” (Feel the Texture)

Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.

"Ressentir la texture" (Feel the Texture). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Ressentir la texture” (Feel the Texture).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Ressentir la texture" (Feel the Texture). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Ressentir la texture” (Feel the Texture).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Ressentir la texture" (Feel the Texture). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Ressentir la texture” (Feel the Texture).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: "Ressentir la texture" (Feel the Texture). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “Ressentir la texture” (Feel the Texture).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.


“Sentir les nuances” (Smell the Tints)

Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.

"Sentir les nuances" (Smell the Tints). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. 11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm) May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

“Sentir les nuances” (Smell the Tints).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
11×14 in (27,94 x 35,56 cm)
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: ""Sentir les nuances" (Smell the Tints). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “”Sentir les nuances” (Smell the Tints).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: ""Sentir les nuances" (Smell the Tints). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “”Sentir les nuances” (Smell the Tints).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: ""Sentir les nuances" (Smell the Tints). Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel. May 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the painting: “”Sentir les nuances” (Smell the Tints).
Cold wax, oil paint and acrylic on wood panel.
May 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

And You?

Is fear holding you back when you paint? Does it prevent you from going to your art studio or to start a new painting? What kind of fear is it? What is your strategy to overcome it?

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