Happy New Year :: Bonne et heureuse Année ;-)

I wish you health, love, wisdom and a long life.

Thank you for being part of my blog on drawing and painting that started in May 2012…. Your comments, likes, visits, emails, telephone calls, encouragement, have touched me. They stimulate me to continue and persevere, to further improve my drawing and painting skills. The year 2012 was an amazing year for me as I attended three watercolor workshops where I met some fabulous fellow sketchers, went on two outings with the Urban Sketchers of Montreal (one at Jean-Talon Market and the other at the Redpath Museum). On January 27th, 2013 we are planning another outing at the Montreal Musée des Beaux Arts — can’t wait!

Some people have asked me if I would recommend a few books to them. So here are some of preferred books on drawing and painting.

The Technical Pen by Gary Simmons is a wonderful book to learn how to draw with a pen. It shows line techniques and how to use them and when. ISBN: 0-8230-5227-3.

Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson is a book on drawing… and how to approach it and learn. ISBN: 0-89134-337-7.

Sketching on Location by Matthew Brehm is a book on sketching on location. It is expensive at 60$ but well worth it. ISBN: 978-1-4652-0526-1.

Making Color Sing – Practical lesson in Color and Design by Jeanne Dobie is a book on colour… and it is the best book that I have ever opened. It is totally wonderful. ISBN: 978-0-8230-3115-3.

An Illustrated Life by Danny Gregory is simply a book that lets you see what other artists are doing and is a great motivator to continue and persevere. ISBN: 978-1-60061-086-8.

Je vous souhaite la santé, l’amour, sagesse et une très longue vie ;-)

Merci de faire partie de mon blogue débuté en mai 2012… Vos commentaires, “likes”, visites, courriels, téléphones, et votre encouragement m’ont vraiment touchée. Ils m’ont stimulée à m’améliorer et m’ont aidée à persévérer à continuer à peindre. J’ai aussi fait de très belles rencontres au travers de trois ateliers d’aquarelle, je suis devenue membre des Sketchers urbains de Montréal où nous avons peint ensemble au Marché Jean-Talon et au Musée Redpath. Le 27 janvier 2013 nous planifions une autre sortie au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Vous êtes tous les bienvenus, débutants, intermédiaires ou avancés ;-)

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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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6 Responses to Happy New Year :: Bonne et heureuse Année ;-)

  1. Lynn says:

    Merci pour ces bonnes suggestions de lecture! Tes dessins et commentaires sont très motivants et inspirants!

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  2. Verla says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog. It has really inspired me to work on my sketching skills. I even took my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with me on our holiday on Sanibel Island this past week (Christmas.) I also appreciate the books you recommended, two of which I already have.
    Best wishes for a Bonne Annee.

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    • Jane says:

      Hi Verla,
      So happy that I have inspired you! It is great that you took your sketchbook on holidays… it is the best time to start. Good books are always good to have, so you seem to be on a good start. Best wishes to you too and Happy Painting ;-)

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  3. Louise says:

    Merci Jane pour vos bonnes références.
    Happy New Year to you and thanks again for your blog, toujours intéressant.

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