Harper and Sophie, painted by Ottawa pet portrait artist Louise Primeau
Pet Portrait Gifts for Mother’s Day.

Pet portraits are one-of-a-kind, affordable gifts.   Pet portraits are a great gift for that person who has everything. A wonderful surprise for the pet lover in your midst, a pet portrait is unique and sure to have an impact … Read More

Red Parasol, guest artist Nelvia McGrath at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured Artist Nelvia McGrath from Georgia, USA.

Nelvia McGrath’s artistic path begins with pastels. As a child I was musical and crafty:  I sewed, played piano, French horn, violin, and classical guitar, but not much actual drawing or painting. While I couldn’t draw from imagination, I could … Read More

Walter and Millie
Walter and Millie – soap opera drama

Walter and Millie – an experiment with paper clay. “Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” ~Al Hirschfield. This post was last published in April 2019. I am revisiting it because I want to try pet portrait painting … Read More

Ziggy's memorial portrait by Louise's ARTiculations
Ziggy, Black Lab Memorial Portrait.

Black Lab Ziggy: Memorial Portrait Details.   Ziggy’s memorial portrait for the client’s daughter celebrates the great family pet that Ziggy, the Black Lab was. He was a playful companion to Hunter, the German Shepherd as well.   Ziggy arrived … Read More

watercolours in a row
Are you an art supply junkie?

The perils of being an art supply junkie.   Has this happened to you? You open your kitchen cupboard searching for a specific item and discover that several of the canned or dry goods that you purchased some time ago … Read More

Serena, calico cat portrait by Louise Primeau, Ottawa pet portrait artist.
Calico Cat Serena Portrait.

Portrait of a Calico Cat: Elegant and Sophisticated. Serena’s demeanor is poised, dignified. Her elegant coat glistens in the afternoon sun. She is the picture of sophistication with her head held high as she examines her surroundings. If she sounds … Read More

Cody the Sheltie.
Cody, the Sheltie, and life at the cottage

  Cody, the Sheltie, might be getting older, but he still enjoys his daily treats of raw carrots. (Previously published in 2017, Cody has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge where he runs after all the “chippies” he so loves!) As … Read More

Half-peeled orange challenge
Half-peeled orange challenge

Half-peeled orange: a group challenge I don’t often participate in challenges. But when I first started using watercolours, it was fun to see if I could successfully paint a realistic orange from a reference photo. Art challenges encourage artists to … Read More

Ainara, guest artist, at Louise's ARTiculations
Featured Artist Loretta Waldron, from Australia.

Loretta Waldron’s childhood dreams of being an artist. As a young child, each time I’d visit my Grandma’s place during the school holidays, I’d sit for ages staring at a beautiful watercolour landscape painted by my Great Aunt Bessie. I … Read More

Chico, Havanese. Louise's ARTiculations
It’s National Puppy Day!

National Puppy Day…hug your puppy today! Ahhhh puppies…we want to cuddle them and enjoy their clumsy playfulness! Those soft bundles of energy are great stress relievers. No wonder that an entire day is devoted to puppies!  However, if you don’t … Read More

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