Custom pet portrait by Louise's ARTiculations
Cheddar is a very photogenic cat…
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Client consultation process   Cheddar loves to have his photo taken. He seems to know which poses might even be worthy of being photographed. Previously, I published Azara, another pet portrait commission. Both cats live with the same owner who … Read More

watercolour teacup old-fashioned rose
Teacups of days gone by
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February’s teacups are the epitome of femininity. Delicate flowers, tiny porcelain feet, gold filigree embellishments… For Valentine’s Day, I send you a virtual hot cuppa along with tender morsels of chocolate to sweeten your day. This post was previously published … Read More

guest artists Jennifer Armstrong at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured artist: Jennifer Armstrong
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This month, Jennifer is one of two guest artists at Louise’s ARTiculations. If you wish to be featured as a guest artist in a future post on this website, please contact me. Do visit previous guest artists published in 2018 here. … 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 pet 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. She had … Read More

She Speaks Without Voice
She speaks without voice – a new portrait
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For this Throwback Thursday, I looked through old posts and found this portrait which I used on my first business cards.  I think it might be time to find a new image for my business cards.  Any suggestions?  I am … Read More

Jan Byers, guest artist at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured artist: Jan Byers
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Guest artist Jan Byers, from Australia, tells us how she rediscovered art as an adult. This month, she is one of two featured artists at Louise’s ARTiculations. If you wish to be featured as a guest artist in a future … Read More

Butterfly Kisses
The greatest rewards come from challenge
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Challenges bring about change. This post was previously published in January, 2017. Change is needed for growth.  Artists and creatives embrace challenges because without them, we remain stagnant. “If we go for the easy way, we never change.” – Marina … Read More

Custom pet portrait of Yorkie by Louise's ARTiculations
Yorkies – lots to love in a small package.
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Coco, the Yorkie, custom portrait.   Coco is a petite Yorkie with a sweet disposition.  I painted her in soft colours, something a little different from the other pet portraits I have done for darker coloured dogs.   Behind that … Read More

Joe Cooke
Sketches on the beach
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Sketches on a beach:  capturing the idea “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” ~ Paul Klee, was a Swiss artist who taught in Germany until his art was seen as indecent by the Nazis. He returned … Read More

AprilDesigns guest artist
Featured artist: AprilDesigns
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Guest artist AprilDesigns from Nova Scotia, Canada, has had a lifetime of learning and working as an artist. This month, she is one of two featured artists at Louise’s ARTiculations. If you wish to be featured as a guest artist … Read More

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