In intuitive and experimental painting, you never know in which way the creative impulse is going to push us or come out from it. This is what makes all the interest of this type of approach. I think the hardest part is to leave the judgment aside to fully live the creative process. Here, the path is more important than the destination.

Sagesse amérindienne” (Native American Wisdom)

Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm)

"Sagesse amérindienne" (Native American Wisdom) Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar. Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm). July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande

“Sagesse amérindienne” (Native American Wisdom)
Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande

Close-ups from the previous painting

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Sagesse amérindienne" (Native American Wisdom) July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Sagesse amérindienne” (Native American Wisdom)
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Sagesse amérindienne" (Native American Wisdom) July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Sagesse amérindienne” (Native American Wisdom)
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. "Sagesse amérindienne" (Native American Wisdom) July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“Sagesse amérindienne” (Native American Wisdom)
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

I hesitated to show you the following paintings because, according to my personal aesthetic criteria, they are not “beautiful” although each of them has interesting elements. I show you them anyway because they illustrate my point:

An intuitive and experimental approach does not always produce beautiful artworks, but it brings a greater awareness of the creative process, of what happens inside oneself when painting and thus a better self-awareness.

The experiment also allows, and I abundantly wrote about this on the blog, to get out of our comfort zone to discover new techniques, new approaches and to evolve as a painter.

“Sur un air africain” (On an African Tune)

Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm)

"Sur un air africain" (On an African Tune). Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar. Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm). July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande

“Sur un air africain” (On an African Tune).
Oil paint, cold wax, alkyd medium on matte Dura-Lar.
Size : 9X12 in (22,86 x 30,48 cm).
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande

Close-ups from the previous painting

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. ""Sur un air africain" (On an African Tune) July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“”Sur un air africain” (On an African Tune)
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. ""Sur un air africain" (On an African Tune) July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“”Sur un air africain” (On an African Tune)
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar. ""Sur un air africain" (On an African Tune) July 2016. © 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Close-up from the previous oil paint on matte Dura-Lar.
“”Sur un air africain” (On an African Tune)
July 2016.
© 2016, Louise Lamirande.

Regarding both paintings illustrating this blog post, my first goal was to experiment with the dark green with which I do not feel at ease and to play with the paint, moving it on the smooth surface of the matte Dura-Lar.

They are among the strangest paintings which I made so far. Nevertheless, what I learned from them made me create several other paintings that I like very much and which I shall show you in the next weeks.

Thanks for your visit and see you soon,

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