Painting is a Discipline :: La peinture est une discipline

The past two weeks have been quite hectic as we are in the last stretch of the semester… and because of this, I have not been able to paint as much as I as would have liked to (I usually complete three paintings per week and on the other days I draw). Because of this I find that my sense of observation as well as my hand and brush coordination were not as keen. But what amazed me the most this morning was that I had no idea which colours I should use for this painting! So this is my first painting in awhile and I hope that I will improve from now on, as I feel that I have stepped back in time and have lost the experience that I had gained. Painting is a discipline and a painter needs to practice in order to excel.

This is a very small summer house on Bourget Street in Rigaud. I mostly used Burnt Orange, French Ultramarine, Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna.

Les deux dernières semaines ont été très stressantes à cause de toutes sortes de circonstances, ce qui a fait que j’ai eu moins de temps pour peindre. Habituellement je peins au moins trois peintures par semaine et quatre dessins.

Donc ce matin quand je suis sortie en automobile pour peindre, mon sens de l’observation, la coordination entre ma main et mon pinceau étaient moins habiles. Mais ce qui m’a suprise le plus est que j’avais aucune espèce d’idée quelles couleurs prendre pour peindre cette petite maison sur la rue Bourget à Rigaud! Au lieu d’avancer en peinture, je trouve que j’ai reculé… La peinture est une discipline qui a besoin d’entraînement, car quand on le fait moins, on perd beaucoup. Donc à partir d’aujourd’hui, étant donné que ma session vient de se terminer, je vais recommencer à peindre à tous les jours, ou presque… car la peinture est aussi thérapeutique, pour moi au moins.

Painting: on location on Bourget Street in Rigaud
Paper: Larolan
Pen: Carbon Ink Fountain Pen with Black Carbon Ink
Watercolours: Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith

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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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