Tolerant Leafy Zone :: Zone des feuillus tolérants

One of the best books that was ever published on the Quebec flora is named: Flore Laurentienne by Frère Marie-Victorin. The version that I have is dated 1964 and I have been perusing this book, and come to the realization that I live in a zone that is named the Tolerant Leafy Zone. In this wooded sector, it is the home of the Maple Tree Acer Saccharum, the Hemlock Tree Tsuga Canadensis and the American Beech Fagus Grandifolia. The maple tree prefers higher areas as it likes having its feet dry. Its wood is very hard and is used for floor planks, and its sap is used to make the famous maple syrup, a secret that was transmitted from the Indians to the white settlers. The hemlock is a tree that can live up to 600 years and its wood is stronger than the White Pine. The american beech is mostly used in maritime construction as it stays preserved under water. So here is a painting of these three tress, although indistinct. I must say that the Larolan paper is exquisite!!!

Un des plus beaux livres que je possède est La flore laurentienne du Frère Marie Victorin, publié en 1964. La zone forestière où je vis est nommée la Zone des feuillus tolérants et une grande partie de sa population est constitutée de l’Érable à sucre Acer saccharum, la pruche Tsuga canadensis et l’hêtre américain Fagus grandifolia. Voici une peinture de ces trois spécimens…

Paper: Larolan
Fountain Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip, Extra Fine
Ink: Noolders Lexington Grey
Watercolors: Daniel Smith // Winsor & Newton
Colors: French Ultramarine, New Gambodge, Burnt Sienna

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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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