Kia, custom pet portrait by Louise's ARTiculations
Kia, a darling Lhasa Apso .

Meet darling Kia, a Lhasa Apso whose sweet face melts your heart. In several poses, Kia sits pretty, and obviously enjoys all the attention her family lavishes on her. She reminds me of other white puppies I have painted lately, … Read More

experimenting with watercolour glazing
The best days include some time for doodling

“Creativity is magic. Don’t examine it too closely.” ~ Edward A. Albee. Doodling is creative magic. (September 2016 post.) If you have doodled while talking on the phone (more difficult these days with smartphones), or while in a lecture hall, … Read More

Letting Troubles Float Away
Letting troubles float away…

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely…or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.”  ~ Hafez, (approx. 1320 AD), a prolific poet, wanted to write poetry that was divinely inspired so he memorised the Koran. … Read More

watercolour and ink sketch of laundry baskets
What is in my basket?

What is in my basket…a look back at 2015…and looking ahead to changes.   First published within a few months of starting this blog, What is in my basket is about the watercolour techniques I learned in one of the … Read More

Finger Food by Laura Hunt, guest artist at Louise's ARTiculations
Laura Hunt, Featured Artist from Texas, USA.

Laura Hunt nurtures her artistic soul. My childhood on a central Texas farm, while idyllic in many ways, lacked any hint of art education. Once a larger world of art books, galleries, and museums, opened up to me, I soaked … Read More

Monochromatic sketch: Elizabeth
Novel ideas: Sketching fictional characters

The latest novel is inspiration for art. Novels offer lots of potential ideas for art. However, I have only once before written a post about a novel I was reading. Maybe you are thinking right now about a novel you … Read More

Free portrait of Trudy
Winner of First Free Pet Portrait.

Free Pet Portrait won by newsletter subscriber   Trudy’s story as told by her owner. “Trudy had a natural, gentle kindness; she loved life and everyone and everything in it. She went everywhere with us and became the mascot for … Read More

And the world opened up to her colour - mixed media portrait
And the world opened up to her colour

The world opened up to her colour… “A  kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And … Read More

Copyright free photo by Eric Prouzet.
Canada Day 2020.

Canada Day 2020 will look a bit different.   Canada Day 2020 will be like no other July 1. There will be no parades, no fairs, no huge barbecues, no mass parties in city centres. Of course we will mark … Read More

French Bulldog on reclaimed fence board by Louise's ARTiculations
Stout, a French Bulldog Portrait.

French Bulldog portrait commissioned for a friend.   When a pet dies, other pet owners and close friends know how painful it is to lose a little critter. Dogs and cats live with us and know our moods and our … Read More

pointillism - Christmas 2013
Captive on the Carousel of Time.

We are captive on the carousel of time…   On the carousel of time, we can only look behind. I am reminded, especially in June with two birthdays and a wedding anniversary, of years passing. When, for a second time,  … Read More

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