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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: June 2013
Today the Urban Sketchers of Montreal regrouped and we were a happy gang of people. The sun was out, the tam tams were drumming and the feeling was just good. Sketchers are really nice people ;-) And I actually found … Continue reading
We left in a rush, pretty much at the last minute, last Friday for a well deserved break to Cayo Largo… which turned out to be hot, humid and hot… the exact opposite of our Quebec weather conditions. On the … Continue reading
— June 7, 2013 :: Kamouraska — This is the last full painting that I did in Kamouraska. This took place behind the Restaurant L’Amuse-Bouche in the morning. I started by putting in a wash of yellow merging into crimson … Continue reading
Here is another view that we had, directly in front of our rental house in the back of the resto L’Amuse-Bouche at around 5:00 pm on that night… Voici une vue du resto L’Amuse-bouche… juste en arrière de notre maison. … Continue reading
This was our last day of painting in Kamouraska and Shari chose to stay in the village to let us paint the architectural details of this very quaint village or simply paint the views. In the morning we painted the … Continue reading
– June 5th, 2013 in St-André overlooking the marsh from the lighthouse – On our 3rd day in Kamouraska Shari spoke about the relations of cold/warm colours, opaque/transparent, primary, secondary colours. So here is the sketch that I did of … Continue reading
— June 4th, 2013 on the Kamouraska Wharf — On our second day in Kamouraska, Shari taught us to think about composition, without forgetting to include the value sketches. For the composition aspect, we needed to do at least 3 … Continue reading