Paul’s Birdhouse :: Cabane d’oiseaux pour Paul

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 him that I would send him a painting of a birdhouse and that in return he would build it for me! Today the woods in Rigaud were filled with the chirping of birds, the crooning of baby raccoons, a lone owl, crazy baby chipmunks running after each other and making tons of noise. Pyper, my dog, was on the alert!

Cette peinture de cabane d’oiseaux s’envole pour l’Australie pour rejoindre mon cousin Paul et en échange, il va me la construire de ses propres mains. Bon échange! Aujourd’hui la forêt était pleine de sons d’oiseaux, le murmure de bébés ratons laveurs, un hibou solitaire, des bébés suisses qui se couraient après à toute vitesse en faisant beaucoup de bruit. Pyper, mon chien, était sur l’alerte!

Paper: Saunders Waterford CP 140 lbs 
Colours: Quinacridone Gold, Rose Madder Genuine & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera F
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 and a main blog at She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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