Sailboat :: Bateau à voile

Continuing on yesterday’s theme, in explaining how a painter can omit elements to satisfy his/her eye, this painting is almost exactly the same as en plein-air. This lonely sailboat was, and still is, attached to its dock. I used Cobalt Blue for the sky and sailboat as I am missing a lighter type of blue. I did not want to use Cerulean Blue for the sailboat as it has too much of a grainy texture. Will go back to Omer De Serres and see the Winsor & Newton colours that they carry.

Par contre, il n’est vraiment pas tout seul. Au Hudson Yacht Club il est accompagné d’un superbe mur tout en pierres de la région, beaucoup d’arbres matures, il a assez d’eau pour naviguer — qui n’est pas le cas dans toutes les régions du Québec avec la sécheresse de cet été. J’aime bien mon bateau aujourd’hui, il a un gros ventre et les arbres semblent veiller sur lui.

Painted en plein-air on Moleskine paper with Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith watercolours and Sakura technical pen. Peint sur paper Moleskine avec encres aquarelle et plume technique Sakura.


About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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