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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: July 2012
Went back to Pointe-Fortune today as it has many old farms… and here is one of them. I ended up in Ontario and more farms await me ;-) I used Burnt Sienna with French Ultramarine, mostly, to create the cedar … Continue reading
Yesterday I decided to hop in the car and go westwards on Route 342, bringing me to Pointe-Fortune. This one road has many dairy farms, thus many silos so I had the pick of the crop to choose from. I … Continue reading
Funny thing happened this morning. Once I finish a painting, I always leave it on the dining room table so that Guy can look at it, and comment, if he wishes. But Guy being a typical husband of 30 years … Continue reading
This must be the hardest painting that I have done up to now. Give me perspective drawing, and I feel comfortable with the notions… but trying to paint fur is something else. I followed a workshop with Melinda Brewer, who … Continue reading
I have missed painting so much, even though it has only been three days…. and since the last three days, I have painted, but have not posted the paintings as they are not yet finished. So today we went to … Continue reading
My drawing arm today felt stiff so I decided to draw a sequence of very very quick sketches. I used a Restating Method that makes you go over and over the same areas. I also did some Blind Contour Drawing, … Continue reading
I tried painting my wonderful dog Gimli-Pyper using the least amount of colours. I used for this Raw Umber and Raw Sienna with a bit of Indigo and a bit of Burnt Orange. This painting was done without the use … Continue reading
Today is our wedding anniversary so yesterday Guy and I went to Vieux-Montréal and acted as tourists… which was quite fun. We went on the Bateau-Mouche for a one hour tour of the old port, then we sat down at … Continue reading
There are days that things just happen… and today was one of those days. First of all, I had no itinerary, so that is great! I could just do what life throws at me… I thought of being nonchalant, reading, … Continue reading
Est-ce qu’il y a des maisons qui vous attirent, que l’oeil ne peut s’empêcher de regarder? Bien voici celle que j’aime bien sur le chemin St-Georges à Rigaud. Je passe en-avant à tous les jours, et je la regarde… regarde… … Continue reading
I keep switching my colours around and everytime that I do this, I need to repaint my colours so that I know where my colours are. So here is today’s colour map. I love doing this as I take the … Continue reading
Happy to say that I have figured out the scanning problems that I was having… my all-in-one scanner was not responding anymore. So I decided to shut it down, shut down the computer and then reboot. And voilà! Everything is … Continue reading
Here is another Rigaud building… guess which one (I think that my hubbie is right, I am obsessed). Anyway, today I have decided that I would like to be able to sketch in a more expedient fashion… meaning faster. I … Continue reading