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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: March 2013
Easter day could not have been any better… had brunch with my family at the Willows Inn, and had the most spectacular views of the Lake of Two Mountains and the church in Oka. We had a beautiful sunny spring day, … Continue reading
Painting is a daily exercise… like any form of physical or mental discipline. Playing a musical instrument, singing, swimming or simply getting in shape takes a daily dose of exercise. This was painted on the Route 201 looking north, at … Continue reading
About 18 Montreal Urban Sketchers met at Restaurant Kam Fung on St. Urbain street this morning for a Dim Sun breakfast and sketch at the same time. Quite cool! While I was painting a chinese lady looked over my shoulder … Continue reading
I was trying to find a place to sketch today in my car, and everywhere that I turned there was just too many cars… thus unsafe to park on the side of the road. So I turned on St. Guillaume … Continue reading
I am testing out on my iPod if I can successfully post a picture ;-)
A very old house on Harwood Road in Hudson. There is a fine line between putting in too much detail (like in this painting) and just the right amount. I find that I am drawing more than painting… do you … Continue reading
My painting surely reflects the environment in which I live… added to this is the love that I have for all trees, shrubs, creepy crawlers, moss, and everything in between and beyond. So let me introduce to you the majestic … Continue reading
For the sap to start flowing in the spring, temperatures have to be just right. Freezing temperatures at night and above zero during the day… so for the past week, the sap has been flowing in this region. The Sucrerie … Continue reading
My spouse drilled a hole in one of our maple trees this morning, and the sap is running fast. It is officially sugar bush time, and my heart is glad… a very long and cold winter that we have had … Continue reading
This is the type of scene that is the most difficult for me as it has no real lines to follow and is very vague. To add to this is that the minute that I paint/draw these scenes, they seem … Continue reading
I grew up in Valleyfield and right in front of the park (where we always used to hang out during the summer playing volleyball), there was this huge clock that we had named “The Owl”. This building housed the A. … Continue reading
Bought this little purse in Chiang Mai, Thailand many years ago. It is entirely made by hand and I thought that it would be nice to sketch. J’ai acheté cette petite bourse à Chiang Mai en Thailande il y a … Continue reading
Boy oh boy are boots hard to draw. I started over three times before getting these to work… or walk? should I say? I was planning on drawing the pair, but just starting with one for tonight is enough. As … Continue reading
Here is a wooden miniature sailboat that we have had since my first childhood memories… it sits on the top of the fireplace mantle, ready to sail forward into the unknown. It is made of a beautiful pale wood where … Continue reading
Getting back into painting with this white orchid Taisuco Kockdian “Yukimai” that I have at home. These are the easiest orchids to keep and with a good bed filled with rocks and water, they will last forever. I drew this with a … Continue reading