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Top 15 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

At the end of each year, I take a look at the website’s statistics to know which blog posts have been most popular. It gives me an idea of what interests you and made you discover the website. What I found is that what brought the majority of you here is old blog posts. Most of them two years old or even older and many are about experiments I did in my visual art journal. This is completely different from what I’m doing now, but somewhere it still looks relevent…

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What is a monotype and photos of my first trials

What is a monotype? Briefly, a monotype is unique print usually produced by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. The image is then transferred to a sheet of paper by pressing both together. The result is a one of a kind print that cannot be duplicated, contrary to other printing methods such as linocuts or woodcuts, which allow printing several copies of the same work…

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Experiments With Collage

Today, I present you photos of four collages made at the end of the summer from hand-painted paper and I also take the opportunity to talk about the plus and cons of this technique to see more clearly if I want to continue or not in that direction. My solo show is ended and I’m now experiencing a period of research, slowly transitioning toward something else. I take time to try new techniques and work differently to get out of my comfort zone and develop…

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7 Ways to Use Reality as A starting Point for Abstract Paintings

Are you one of those people who do realistic paintings, but who would like to do abstracts or at least add a touch of abstraction to their figurative paintings without knowing how to do it? You are not alone! Many people share with me that wishes either in person, through the blog or social networks. That’s why I present you today 7 ways to easily make it.

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Next Art Exhibition : L’Annuelle des Arts (2018)

In addition to the solo exhibition I mentioned to you two weeks ago, I will participate in the annual exhibition of artworks created by members of the Association Lavalloise Pour les Arts Plastiques. (ALPAP): l’Annuelle des Arts (2018). Since the majority of my recent work will be exhibited at my solo show which also takes place in September, I chose to present an experimental artwork which I did recently I like very much. This is a collage created from…

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Solo Art Exhibition : « Les rêves de l’ailleurs »

I am pleased to invite you to my next solo exhibition titled “Les rêves de l’ailleurs” (Dreams of the Elsewhere) which will take place at la salle Multifonction de la bibliothèque Multiculturelle of Laval (Quebec), throughout the month of September 2018. In this exhibition, you will be able to see my most recent series of artworks, the one I worked on from January to the end of June 2018. It is a series of oil and cold wax medium landscape paintings…

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Going Back to Painting  After a Break

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to go back to work out after taking a break? The longer the break, the more you have to fight against yourself to move and exercise. It looks like you have forgotten all the good you get from working out and you find a lot of “good” reasons to wait until the next day to start again.

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Painting and Travel

Have you ever experienced the amplification of your senses when travelling abroad? The sky does not have the same color and you constantly look to the sky to admire the dance of clouds. You pay attention to the music of the local language, to the birdsongs, the sound of the waves and the rumours of the everyday life of the inhabitants of this foreign city. Local food is an adventure for your palate and you are more sensitive to the textures of the stone…

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Painting in Series: What, Why, How

If you have ever visited a collective exhibition of paintings following no particular topic, you probably noticed how disparate artworks are. There are oil paintings as well as watercolor artworks, abstract and figurative, portraits and landscapes, large and small works. No consistency, no common thread, no clue to the artists’ process. Even if the artworks, taken individually, are beautiful, the whole is rather chaotic. Painting series offer a whole different…

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Coming Soon: Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités (2018)

I will participate in the 2018 edition of the collective art exhibit “Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités” that will take place at la Maison Garth in Ville de Lorraine (Quebec) in late May and early June 2018. All the information in the following. Title of the exhibition: Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités (2018). Exhibitors: Artists from Ville de Lorraine and surroundings. Mostly painters. Duration: May 25 to June 3, 2018…

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7 Ways to Improve Your Creativity

I know that I look very creative with this blog and the one in French containing hundreds of articles and all those paintings, however, my relationship with creativity has not always been harmonious or productive. Through the good and the bad moments of this relationship, I noticed the beneficial impact of several elements on my creativity. I share them with you in hoping they will help you in your artistic practice.

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