Solitary bougainvillea :: Bougainvillier solitaire

Here is the last sketch from Cuba. I had so much trouble finding a composition on that day… can you believe it? I turned round and round and round… and then my eyes floated downwards to this very old tree stub where a very lonely bougainvilla was trying to grow — so lonely and beautiful at the same time. So I painted it. I first drew in the lines with a fountain pen and then applied the watercolours. The square format and the bigger size paper permits me to be more creative.

Voici mon dernier sketch fait de Cuba. J’ai tellement eu de la misère à trouver un sujet… pourtant… donc je tournais en rond et en rond, jusqu’au point où mes yeux se sont abaissés pour voir un morceau de bois mort, ou qui semblait mort, et ce bougainvillier qui poussait tant bien que mal. J’ai dessiné les lignes avec ma plume fontaine et ensuite mis les couleurs aquarelle. Le format de ce paper me permet d’être plus créative…

Paper:  Trav•e•logue series watercolor journals by Hand•book Journal Co. #8
Size: 8.25″ x 8.25″
Colours: French Ultramarine, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Aureolin Yellow and Winsor Red.

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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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