Back to reality :: Retour à la réalité

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 was getting used to painting in this new environment, it was time to fly back home and face reality, which was very sweet indeed. During the holiday week, I chose Winsor Blue to reflect the blues and greens of the south and to tint the sand with its halo. Reading on the Winsor & Newton website, Winsor Blue was created to replace the capricious, less reliable Prussian Blue.

Voici ma dernière peinture de notre séjour dans le sud. Comme je m’habituais à peindre dans ce nouvel environnement, il était déjà le temps de reprendre l’avion et faire face à la réalité, qui est bien chouette quand même -) Pendant cette semaine, j’ai choisi le Bleu Winsor pour représenter les couleurs du sud et pour aussi teindre le sable avec son halo. En lisant sur le site de Winsor & Newton, le Bleu Winsor a été créé pour remplacer le Bleu de Prusse, qu’ils disent beaucoup plus capricieux et moins fiable. 

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna & Winsor Blue
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera F
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey

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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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2 Responses to Back to reality :: Retour à la réalité

  1. Jane Hannah says:

    Merci Louise — et vous aussi passez un très bel été — il est arrivé, finalement!!! Yeah!

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  2. Louise, Montréal says:

    Jane, vos remarques sont instructives et les citations toujours pertinentes!!
    I wish you a good summer.
    Louise

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