Serena, calico cat portrait by Louise Primeau, Ottawa pet portrait artist.
Calico Cat Serena Portrait.
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Portrait of a Calico Cat: Elegant and Sophisticated. Serena’s demeanor is poised, dignified. Her elegant coat glistens in the afternoon sun. She is the picture of sophistication with her head held high as she examines her surroundings. If she sounds … Read More

Cody the Sheltie.
Cody, the Sheltie, and life at the cottage
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  Cody, the Sheltie, might be getting older, but he still enjoys his daily treats of raw carrots. (Previously published in 2017, Cody has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge where he runs after all the “chippies” he so loves!) As … Read More

Half-peeled orange challenge
Half-peeled orange challenge
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Half-peeled orange: a group challenge I don’t often participate in challenges. But when I first started using watercolours, it was fun to see if I could successfully paint a realistic orange from a reference photo. Art challenges encourage artists to … Read More

Ainara, guest artist, at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured Artist Loretta Waldron, from Australia.
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Loretta Waldron’s childhood dreams of being an artist. As a young child, each time I’d visit my Grandma’s place during the school holidays, I’d sit for ages staring at a beautiful watercolour landscape painted by my Great Aunt Bessie. I … Read More

Chico, Havanese. Louise's ARTiculations
It’s National Puppy Day!
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National Puppy Day…hug your puppy today! Ahhhh puppies…we want to cuddle them and enjoy their clumsy playfulness! Those soft bundles of energy are great stress relievers. No wonder that an entire day is devoted to puppies!  However, if you don’t … Read More

Singer Sewing Machine
Nonna’s Singer Sewing Machine
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This Singer sewing machine is a treasured possession of mine. I remember all the beautiful clothes my Italian grandmother made for me with it. In 2014 I sketched the machine as a challenge for my art practice. I published the … Read More

Pet portrait, Azara the cat, by Louise's ARTiculations in Ottawa, Canada.
Azara is one cool cat!
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Azara: Commissioned cat portrait.   Azara’s owner found me in a local Facebook group before Christmas. She had a very special request: to paint her two cats so that they could be printed on pillows before Valentine’s Day. (This post … Read More

Cheerful flowers by Louise's ARTiculations
Sketchbook Flowers are an Antidote…
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Sketchbook flowers are an antidote for blahs. A well-filled sketchbook can be the perfect antidote for the blahs especially when you paint bright, bold flowers. When life throws a wrench into our best plans and forces us to pivot one … Read More

A relaxed dog is an easy one to sketch
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Sophie, a very relaxed dog…as long as I am close by! “We live our lives as if nothing is a miracle. Dogs live their lives as if everything is a miracle.” (aplacetolovedogs.com) This post was first published in July 2015 … Read More

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