Gouin West :: Gouin ouest

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
― George Bernard Shaw

As I was in Pierrefonds yesterday morning, I decided to paint this pack of small houses. I used Cerulean Blue which made my greens too weak mixed with some Aureolin Yellow (which in itself is not a strong yellow) and for the shadows I added a tad of Cobalt Blue with some Q. Scarlet. The shadows came out well.

Comme j’étais à Pierrefonds hier matin, j’ai peint cette maison en vitesse. Mon bleu de base était le Céruléen, qui est un bleu trop pâle pour avoir une présence dans les verts… donc ceci est une peinture qui est un peu trop fade. Par contre, mes ombres, faits avec le bleu cobalt et du Q. Scarlet sont biens.

Paper: Larolan Sketchbook
Colours: Cerulean, Aureolin Yellow, Q. Scarlet and a tad of Cobalt Blue
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey



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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2 Responses to Gouin West :: Gouin ouest

  1. Louise, Montréal says:

    J’adore les arbres et les fils électriques de votre peinture. Vous m’inspirez toujours beaucoup par votre travail.

    And Georges Bernard Shaw is sooooo right!


  2. Beautiful house shadows on this one Jane!!


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