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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 2014
“I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.” ― Emily Carr As I was … Continue reading
On ne doit pas empêcher la réalité de faire un beau tableau. Reality should not prevent the making of a beautiful painting. — JPR Someone on my blog yesterday cited the above quote, which is totally appropriate for tonight’s post. … Continue reading
A line is a dot that went for a walk. — Paul Klee This is not the first time that I try painting my beautiful brook… and it surely will not be the last! So, I treaded carefully today, drawing first … Continue reading
The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens. — Baha’u’llah Looking over the edge of Rigaud mountain, called “The Wall” by cyclists, peering out at the vista and the Laurentians, our earth is a wonder… too bad that our … Continue reading
And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?” (Critic) “The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light. — Claude Monet This is my last painting that I post of our holiday in the south. As I … Continue reading
Thy life’s journey lies along its own path and I cannot share thy journey — but I can walk beside thee. And I will. — Diana Gabaldon When I arrived down south, I was very eager to start painting and … Continue reading
Comedian Jim Carrey describes the moment he gave a name to his life’s calling. “The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern.” Then at the age of 50, he started painting and he found a … Continue reading
We are leaving for the south and I will probably not have access to the web… So I will be back in one week -))) Nous nous envolons vers le sud et je n’aurai probablement pas accès au web… Donc … Continue reading
The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang the best.”― John James Audubon This birdhouse will be sailing for Australia tomorrow morning and is dedicated to my cousin Paul. I had made a promise to … Continue reading
“When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.” ― Winslow Homer These past two weeks I had a wonderful opportunity to create many paintings for the same person way … Continue reading
As I came home today I had a little box that had just arrived by mail filled with DeAtramentis inks which I tried out in the following portrait. This ink is not waterproof and I took an old brush that … Continue reading