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

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