Life is the most difficult exam
Life is the most difficult exam…

Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone has a different question paper. ( This post was first published in 2017. (revised in 2024)

Mildred, painted by Ottawa pet portrait artist, Louise Primeau
Mildred, a memorial portrait.

The story behind Mildred’s memorial portrait.   Mildred was left at the Humane Society a few years ago. Her eyeball was hanging out of its socket when staff discovered her. (First published in May 2020). The Humane Society treated her … Read More

Wood slice memorial portrait of family pet, Touchie.
Sweet Memorial Portrait of Family Pet.

Touchie memorial portrait.   Recently, Dorian, a friend and neighbour, had to say goodbye to her beloved pet, Touchie. I met Dorian not long after I moved to this town during Covid. Our friendship began with afternoon walks and occasionally, … Read More

Leela, a soft touch portrait by Louise's ARTiculations.
Memorial Portrait Called for Soft Touch.

Leela – A memorial portrait of a “sweet, delicate” girl. Leela was the client’s “baby girl” for 17 years. (First published November 2022.) Leela’s story told by her owner. When I lived in North Bay, Ontario, I saw an ad … Read More

Pink roses birdhouse by Louise Primeau.
Whimsical Birdhouses Add Colour to Front Yard.

Greeting guests with whimsical, colourful, birdhouses. Welcome to my home. As you arrive, you see a huge maple tree that changes to brilliant crimson in the fall. This spring, I add decorative, whimsical birdhouses I painted last year. As I … Read More

Harry the Schnauzer pet portrait
Schnauzer Harry’s Birthday.

Schnauzer Harry is painted just for fun. Harry looks longingly at his birthday cake.  I was inspired to paint him after my dog Rosie’s birthday in May. In the painting, he has a similar doggie edible cake as Rosie had, … Read More

Glazed tulips by Louise Primeau
Painted Tulips Last Forever.

Long weekend is perfect for painted forever tulips. On this Victoria Day long weekend in Canada, I painted a small bouquet of purple tulips just as mine in the front yard begin to drop their colourful petals. This weekend is … Read More

Inspired by tulips by Louise Primeau.
Inspired by Fields of Tulips.

Fields of tulips are inspiring to me. Last year I visited a local farm on Mother’s Day. Of course I took many photos and they have continued to inspire me in my floral paintings. I painted this soft tulip in … Read More

Little Yorkie portrait by Louise Primeau
Yorkie Portrait is Ready as Birthday Gift.

Sweet Yorkie Gizmo is birthday gift for client’s adult son.   Picture this: your adult son who has had a successful professional career for over 20 years is celebrating a birthday in a couple of months. What do you give … Read More

summer bride in repurposed book
When time for art is limited…(part 2)

When time is limited… Few projects can be worked as quickly as those involving some amount of collage. Perfection is not the point…a journal is a place of discovery.  It’s a place to let loose! (This post was first published … Read More

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