Fireplace Mantel :: Manteau de cheminée

I am starting to prepare for the holidays… even with my sketching, and further on for my paintings. Did I mention that I am planning on painting every day of the holidays? LOL — maybe that I have to remind myself here. So here is a quick sketch of our fireplace mantel, which the term originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. Nowadays, it is more appropriate to name it a mantelpiece (also known as chimneypiece). On the top left hand side is our very small xmas tree.

Voici une partie de notre manteau de cheminée… je me demande bien où est-ce que le mot manteau peut bien provenir? L’encre bulletproof veut dire qu’elle est imperméable… donc elle ne coulera pas au contact de l’eau.

Paper: Small Moleskine Sketchbook
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip Fountain Pen, EF,
Ink: Noodlers “Bulletproof” Lexington Gray

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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 www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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