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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
A few Stories with Watercolours & Drawings & Texts
- :: Soft petal day :: “I must study politics and war so that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” — John Adams, founder, 1735 A soft, warm and dry day in Rigaud today and as I have not dabbled in watercolours for quite a while, I painted one of my iris drawings after having totally ruined another drawing that I had just done of a beautiful Ostrya virginiana leave, trunk & flower… also commonly known as a Hophornbeam or Ironwood and Bois de fer in french in Québec. www.janehannah.com
Monthly Archives: February 2013
This must be the hardest thing for me to paint… postures. My brain simply cannot get the free-flowing and timeline movements that is required to paint a person that is in movement. So I opened the book that I have … Continue reading
I have a fascination with trees… I love them. Have you ever noticed how some people seem weary of trees? When there are no trees over my head, I feel naked, not protected nor secure… these noble specimens are a … Continue reading
After generous comments from subscribers, friends and followers on my blog, I wish to thank you–when there are no comments, it seems void. So for this painting, I decided to take the time to “think” before I started drawing. So … Continue reading
I painted this yesterday and I was so unsatisfied with it that I decided not to post it… and this morning, I changed my mind, just for education purposes. I do not know if you have noticed that my perspective … Continue reading
Life reveals itself in the way that you look at it… This is the “end” of Route 201 if you are facing Hudson and looking northwards from Rigaud, and this is the point of view that I drew today. However, … Continue reading
This is the McDonald Farm on our college campus. What attracted me first to this visual space were the long shadows on the roof and the layering of the road, then the trees, then the snow which finally bring us … Continue reading
Here is an iconic family restaurant that has been part of the Quebec landscape since 1951 and was founded by Hélène and René Léger who setup their first restaurant on St. Hubert street in Montreal… they make delicious roasted chicken. … Continue reading
Here is a house on my street. I painted this in the Larolan sketchbook, which I still find sublime. It is amazing just how much water this paper can take, considering that it is not very thick. For this painting … Continue reading