Rusty Old Wood Fence :: Clôture de perche toute rouillée

The sun was shining today and we can actually see the grass after our never-ending winter. It felt so good to be out in the car sketching with the sun out (even though the outside temperature was only 5C). I bought a new sketchbook from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and it was my first sketch in it today. The paper seems so dry and I had to add tons of water… and when you add water you then have to add pigment or else the colours are all washed out. So I struggled with my colours and the paper  today… but it was pure joy to paint. From the rusty painter painting a rusty fence.

Après la dernière pluie de la semaine passée, la neige est disparue dans les champs (pas chez moi, en tout cas). Quand je peins dans mon automobile, avec les vitres baissées et le soleil est au rendez-vous, la vie est tellement belle. Aujourd’hui j’ai commencé à peindre dans un nouveau livret à aquarelles que j’ai acheté au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Je ne sais pas si je l’aime encore car le papier semble très sec, donc j’ai dû ajouter beaucoup d’eau… et quand on ajoute beaucoup d’eau on doit ajouter beaucoup de pigments, sinon la peinture devient lavée, fade. Voici ma clôture de perche toute rouillée de la peintre qui est toute rouillée.

Colours: Cobalt Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna
Pen: Pilot FlexiGrip, EF
Ink: Noodlers Lexington Gray
Paper: Musée des Beaux-Arts Watercolour Sketchbook 25$

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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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