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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
A few Stories with Watercolours & Drawings & Texts
- :: Soft petal day :: “I must study politics and war so that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” — John Adams, founder, 1735 A soft, warm and dry day in Rigaud today and as I have not dabbled in watercolours for quite a while, I painted one of my iris drawings after having totally ruined another drawing that I had just done of a beautiful Ostrya virginiana leave, trunk & flower… also commonly known as a Hophornbeam or Ironwood and Bois de fer in french in Québec. www.janehannah.com
Monthly Archives: May 2012
When we first moved to Rigaud, our neighbours told us that the birds disappeared… to my house. I feed all of them, the hummingbirds, chickadees, goldfinches, rose-breasted cardinal, woodpeckers, they are all most welcome, and the table is always set. … Continue reading
My own hometown, Ste-Madeleine de Rigaud, more commonly known as Rigaud, has many old buildings and was officially founded in 1732. This is an attempt at painting one of its buildings, which was once a sports supply shop, a library and … Continue reading
One of the first paintings that I did when I decided to pull out my old watercolours out of the closet — close to 30 years. Well, as you might guess, the effect is very grainy and opaque… still surprisingly … Continue reading
I am learning so much from this author. The name of the book that I have is Charles Reid’s Watercolor Secrets and it is very good. He explains how to proceed, in gradual steps. What I find is that I … Continue reading
As you have already seen the left side of my fireplace, I decided to do the right side. The colours are more intense, so I feel more satisfied.
The scanner that I am using seems to dilute the colours of my painting, and my painting is already quite diluted. I will have to go in Photoshop to bring back the colours… but to me it feels a bit … Continue reading
I have to thank Shari Blaukopf www.shariblaukopf.com for inspiring me to start painting and drawing. She has a blog where she posts her daily drawings, rain or sun or no parking spaces, every day of the year — quite a … Continue reading
Today the Viburnums are so beautiful on my lot that I decided to draw and then add colour to them.
I have been using the Watercolour Notebooks from Moleskins and I love them — to paint, draw, muse and sketch on– maybe this is an expensive way to use them but I like regrouping everything in one place. The size … Continue reading
First and foremost, I need learn how to draw… or at least draw in a more profound and satisfactory fashion, with more depth. Thus, I have just bought a book named Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson. Tonight I am starting his … Continue reading
I gave back to my little niece, who is now 13 years old and has just come back from Italy, some books that she had lent me that were required readings at her school, Bourget College. These are nice and … Continue reading
Here is a doodle that I drew when I was about 15 years old. I had no idea that it looked like a horse… can you see it?
To me my home is not a building with no life… it lives with us, for us. It sheds some tiles from the roof once in awhile, it pops nails when the temperature goes below -20 degrees celsius, it loses … Continue reading