Krysthle Poitras
  • Female
  • Gatineau, Quebec
  • Canada

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Urban Landscape

Started this discussion. Last reply by Krysthle Poitras Oct 6, 2011. 6 Replies

This is the mix-media painting I am currently working on.  It`s not even half-way finished and still requires a lot of work.  I was inspired by a book called "Impression de la ville" (City…READ MORE


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Hi and thanks for stopping by.  Here is a little bit about me if you are interested.


I've been painting oils for at least 15 years and acrylics for the last 5 years.  I don`t have a particular style, but my favourite is abstract.  I like to try everything at least once,  and I will easily get bored doing the same things over and over.  This is why I have such a variety of themes and styles.  Some of the artworks featured in my list are exercises, but I like them enough to share.  Maybe they will give you an idea!  Also, everything dates from the last two years. Yes, I've been keeping busy!


In addition, my main obsession is with technique.  I like to try new ones all the time.  Some techniques I`m good at, others I will never master, but it`s all fun to me!  I also have to admit that I haven`t touched a tube of oil paint in two years, unless I was cleaning my studio.  I've been really focusing on acrylics.  There is so much versatility it makes me crazy (in a good way, of course).


On another note, I`m a part-time university student (for over 5 years now) in environmental studies.  It`s definitely my other passion.  From understanding processes behind our planet to managing environmental resources to saving the planet, i`m in!  I`m not perfect, but I do more than my share when it comes to the environment.  I also volunteer for the Big Brother Big Sister organization, it`s so rewarding.


Furthermore, I  love to travel.  Whether it`s a road trip, a cruise or a planned three week getaway, you can count me in (if I have the money!).  I get my love for travel from my parents, who love to travel and often invite me to join them still today.  We have loads of fun together.


Finally, I`m a cat lover and animal lover.  Everyone I know teases me about this, because I`m over the top in love with all of them, especially if they are furry.  For example, if I was the Prime Minister (I live in Canada) or a President, against the wish of the general population, I would get equal rights and health care for animals. But what can I say?  Maybe I`m crazy, maybe I`m years ahead in my thinking!


If you still want to visit my blog after reading the last paragraph, click on the following link:  I discuss techniques, photography and step-by-step paintings.


N.B. Je parle français aussi!

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Shabby Chic Art

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

Now, there isn't really such a thing yet as Shabby Chic Art, but being the explorer I am, I love to make-up new styles.  I just did a Google search for it, and the term sort of exist, but the only thing that all the pictures have in common is that romantic, soft, pastel hues look!  So, I'm still going to own it!  I've been on a painting break for a while, but a few months back, in august, I had to make some paintings for an exposition, in which, among other artist of my region, I was…


Patchwork Flowers

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:31pm 0 Comments

So it’s been a while.  I`m so busy crafting greeting cards for Christmas bazaars that I don’t get too much time to  write anymore.  I was reminded today of my blog when someone in class asked me if I had a blog (if I can remember right?).  Any how, here are two mix-media works of art I made on October 30,

2011.  See my previous post on metal working for details on techniques:…


Mail Art

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 10:35pm 2 Comments

I just recently discovered Mail Art…and you guessed it, I just had to try out!  It`s a lot of fun.  But what is Mail Art? In a nutshell, it`s a postcard sized piece of art that you send in the mail

to someone.  I did a lot of research and attended a workshop before creating all of these masterpieces that follow.  But this is what I retained as the most important: Anything goes!

Here are some ideas to get you started. …


Techniques for painting whimisical animal art

Posted on August 6, 2011 at 10:30am 8 Comments

Here are some ideas that you can take to create whimsical animal paintings. The imperfectness of the painting is what makes it so enchanting. Happy accidents become interesting features and clashing colors and doodles convey a sense of whimsy. For each painting I have done, I give examples of techniques that can be used to achieve a similar look.



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At 12:56am on February 13, 2013, Maureen Craddock said…

Hi Kyrsthle, I hope this finds you well. I was wondering if you mailed out your Recycle atc swap, as I have not received it. i know mail between the USA and canada can take a while. Thanks, Maureen

At 5:21pm on December 1, 2012, Sourav Bose said…

Thanx Krysthle for liking painting.
U r also very talented.

At 12:32pm on May 30, 2012, Lyn Pilgrim said…

Thank-you Krysthie for taking the time to read my profile & for your lovely comment, have a great day, Lyn x

At 10:37am on November 17, 2011, Lyn Pilgrim said…

Hi Krysthie, thank-you for asking to be friends, enjoy your day, Lyn 

At 2:36pm on October 25, 2011, Denise Mulligan said…
Thank you for all of the nice comments you made on my artwork.
At 5:57pm on October 6, 2011, anupam gupta said…
Thank you , Krysthle!
At 7:44am on July 1, 2011, Lin Rhys-Pyatt said…

Thanks for looking - glad you liked it.

At 5:28pm on June 8, 2011, Sue Pownall said…
Hi Krysthle welcome to your new art adventure. I look forward to looking at more of your art ;) Sue (moderator)
At 5:04pm on June 8, 2011, Alan Minshull said…

Thanks Krysthle:)

Ill try my best to get online here as much as I can, im working all the hours lol and soon as I get new art painted up I'll post it here. I love The Art Colony for what it is and what it is doing for us all. 

have a wonderful and beautiful week and a great weekend ahead too:)



At 11:44pm on June 7, 2011, Jenifer Nadira Knight said…
Welcome, Krysthle!


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