Commissioned portrait
What are you thinking? Part 2

What are you thinking? This is the question I always have in mind when I look at old photographs, especially these days as I examine family albums for material for my art.  This commissioned portrait was painted in May 2016, … Read More

Tree Sister by Bobby Venedam
Creative all my life

I gladly share the work of other artists on my Facebook artist page. I have also promoted creatives on this blog with guest posts such as A Trilogy of Birds and Fascinated by Colour and Form. Please contact me if you are … Read More

Louise's ARTiculations Mixed Media Artist

Bilingual Workshops If you live in the Ottawa-Orleans area, I will be offering bilingual workshops in my own home. First workshop: Movement, texture and colours./ Mouvements, textures, et couleurs. You too can create your very own dramatic art to freshen … Read More

reclaimed wood mermaid
Reclaimed wood art sold.

“Wild girl from the sea”. Approx. 6″ x 26″. Seahorses are stamped while mermaid is an original acrylic painting entirely done by hand by me. Attached sea shells come from various parts of the world. Acrylic on reclaimed cedar deck … Read More

Jade mixed media portrait
Hungering for lush greenery

Lush greenery still under snow. I hunger for lush greenery while another Arctic blast of winter keeps us in winter’s clutches, refusing to give way to spring. The tender green shoots that need to be kissed by sunshine are buried, … Read More

Enchanting Longwood Gardens (Pennsylvania)

This post was previously published in August 2015 when I first started blogging. With a bitterly cold Arctic wind and a temperature of -20C, spring flowers are still the stuff of memory. Today, I am dreaming of the time I spent … Read More

Emma, an Edwardian beauty
Emma, an Edwardian beauty (1901-1910)

An Edwardian beauty finds a cause. This Edwardian beauty is more than just a lovely face. In her hurry to leave home this morning, Emma forgot that she was meeting her friends for dinner at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel. … Read More

Beatrice Wood
Beatrice Wood: this is not a biography

I am publishing this post from May 2016 for Throw Back Thursday because so many of us find a second calling later in life. Rather than slowing down, Beatrice Wood’s productivity increased in her later years. This post is one … Read More

Out of the Shadows
Out of the Shadows…and into the Light

Out of the shadows a face emerges When I paint, I often wonder who will appear from the shadows and move into the light. Sometimes, the portrait causes me no end of grief; I might work on it for hours, … Read More

Goodbye from Gare du Nord
Goodbye Paris from Gare du Nord

Many Goodbyes from Paris, 1928.   Still humming Let’s Misbehave, Mona watches as another celebrity friend waves goodbye from the last car of the Blue train leaving Gare du Nord on its Paris-Marseille run. Draped in her warm evening coat, … Read More

final study for waterhouse
Studying John William Waterhouse

Studying a master: John William Waterhouse    Without a doubt, you probably have seen the work of John William Waterhouse,(1849- 1917) and perhaps, like me, not known that Waterhouse was the artist. I include an excellent video of the details … Read More

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