Friday, September 5, 2014

If you found me on this blog, you might not know about my primary business site, There's a ton of art to see, descriptions of the services I offer, info about me & my business, free art quotes, and lots and lots of fun nonsense to find. 

DOODLEMACHINE.COM - Illustrator/art-guy for hire! gets a facelift!

Have you visited me at recenty? I gave it a fresh coat of paint recently. There's lots of new art and stuff to see. Swing on by and let me know what you think!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lipstick Graffiti

Do you ever look at an empty wall and just hate it's whiteness? Then do something about it once and a while!

Prints Available:
12x18 Poster Print, signed, $10 each + shipping

Thursday, March 17, 2011

UPDATE: The sale is long over, but I still have all these prints (and more) available at!

That's right, I'm clearing out my surplus print stock and I'm selling all these signed 12x18 poster prints for just $5 each. And as always, you can combine shipping on up to 5 prints.

Theyr'e going fast - GET THEM BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!
Any prints that have sold can still be purchased through the normal "Art" section of my website (just not at the sale price).
"Cheers", 12x18
"Rainy Day for Mr Squiggles", 12x18
"Stargazer", 12x18
"Within Reach", 12x18 SOLD OUT
"Dead Fish", 12x18
"Structured Living", 12x18
"Nowhere Man", 12x18
"Loch Ness Monster Parade", 12x18
"Falling Downwards", 12x18

Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar is a Jolicoeur

So you might have noticed I've been rather idle on my bloggie blog haven't I? Don't get mad! I have my reasons...

But I haven't been idle elsewhere. I haven't done any painting since my show but I've been swamped with projects. And they're finally starting to pay off, I'll have lots of shit to share very shortly.

But the painting bug is bitting again. I hope it's poison takes me to fantastical places where I might find some exotic new foods to taste. I'll take my vacation there this year I think.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My house is sadly lacking secret passageways.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Story, the opening

I just took down the show, so here's the photos from the opening. Was such a great turnout and a really fun night, thanks to all who helped out.

Monday, October 4, 2010


The days are running out, and I'm trying to finish as many new pieces for my show as possible amidst commissions & a generally busy October.

My toes are cold as frozen fish sticks. I think I need some new slippers, these ones have lost most of their coziness since last winter.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Story, a collection of paintings by Andre Jolicoeur

At long last, a chance to see all my best paintings in the flesh. I'm having a solo painting exhibit downtown Peterborough, at the Cannery on Hunter St. The show will run from Nov 5-30, and the reception is on Friday November 5th. If you're in town and not too busy with your church group or homeless friends, stop by!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Illustration Tutorial: DIY Wooden Canvas Frames

Here's my latest tutorial. Much better attempt methinks, and with a surprise ending! What more can I do to entertain you?

Tutorial: DIY Wooden Canvas Frames

Video tutorial:

1. Wood Surface
Get some plywood or masonite or whatever is on sale. Just choose your surface based on how it feels and how well it'll suit your painting style. Keep your eye peeled for recycled wood! You wouldn't believe what people throw away...

2. Wood Planks
Choose a thickness for the sides of your canvas. This one is 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch.

3. Saw
I tried to make this tutorial use no power tools, but I couldn't think of a good way to cut the surface wood in a straight line. So I'm going to recomend that you use a saw of some sort. Either a jigsaw or a circular saw will do.

4. Miter Box & Hand Saw
You'll need something to cut diagonal lines. Obviously if you have a chopsaw you'll use that. But if you have a chopsaw, you probably don't need my stupid tutorial to teach you how to make the most basic of contraptions. For the rest of you, grab a miter box. Super cheap and does the job perfectly.

5. Hammer & Finishing Nails
Just dig out that old hammer from under your couch, and borrow some nails from your neighbor.

6. Glue
Use either wood glue, or LaPage PL9000 Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive (I reccomend the adhesive, it's strong enough to stand the test of time).

7. Primer
I use gesso.

1. Cut the Wood surface
If you buy your wood at Home Depot, you can have them cut it into managable sizes for you. Handy to keep lots of wood around, you never know when the art bug will bite. Draw out your canvas shape and cut it out. Measure twice, cut once.

2. Cut the Planks
Measure your cut wood surface. Cut the planks to match your outer surface dimensions, but with 45 degree angles at the corners to create a seamless edge. Measure twice, cut once.

3. Nail the Frame Together
You can use some extra adhesive to make that bond nice & tight.

4. Apply Glue
Cover the top edge of your frame with a line of adhesive.

5. Secure the Bond
Place the surface of your canvas board on the glued frame. Use something to clamp it down, or place a larger piece of something overtop and use something heavy to weight it down. Wait overnight to let the adhesive set. Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. Use wood glue to fill any gaps/cracks/nail holes. Then prime it with whatever primer you fancy. I like gesso.

Now go art!