Kamouraska Day 2 :: Jour 2 à Kamouraska

— 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 thumbnails horizontal and vertical of what we were seeing and to choose the one that we liked best. This is, in my opinion, the first thing that any artist should do. With the different thumbnails we can zoom into a landscape or zoom out, change the horizon line to higher or lower, and determine what are the best aspects in the future painting. So here are my compositions for one of the views on that day. I was playing around with some colours, so I decided to do colour composition thumbnails.

— Le 4 juin 2013 sur le Quai de Kamouraska —
Lors de notre deuxième journée à Kamouraska, Shari nous a parlé de composition. Faire au moins 3 esquisses verticaux/horizontaux de l’endroit que l’on veut peindre, et décider si l’on veut se rapprocher ou s’éloigner aussi. Ceci est une des premières choses que l’on apprend en communications graphiques aussi. Une fois la composition déterminée, on peut faire notre étude de valeurs de gris. Moi je me suis amusée et j’ai essayé de faire des esquisses avec des compositions en couleurs. 

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Pencil lines

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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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