The reality of it all :: La réalité de tout celà

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. I thank him for his kind remarks and I have been thinking about it today. He is right, the “reality” of something should not be the absolute aim of a painting… and I finally mustered up the courage today at around 4:00 pm to paint yesterday’s drawing in colour. So I gathered my colour palette and brushes and water and walked down about 100 feet, and I was in front of this magnificent view. I painted the brook with a wash of indanthrone blue, which has just recently been added to my palette and I love its’ intensity… it is a more intense cobalt blue, which my palette sorely needed to have.

Quelqu’un a écrit sur mon blog la citation ci-haut, qui est totalement appropriée! Je le remercie pour sa remarque juste et sensible and j’y ai pensé tout au long de la journée. Il a raison, la “réalité” de quelque chose ne doit pas absolument dominer ou diriger une peinture… et j’ai finalement pris mon courage à deux mains aux alentours de 4:00 pm et j’ai pris mes pinceaux, eau et palette de couleurs et j’ai marché 100 pieds pour arriver à cette magnifique vue. J’ai peint le ruisseau avec du bleu indanthrone qui est un bleu plus intense que le bleu cobalt et qui manquait à ma palette de couleurs.

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series, grand portrait size
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber & Indanthrone 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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4 Responses to The reality of it all :: La réalité de tout celà

  1. I’m so glad you took the leap Jane. And what a wonderful result. All that beauty right at your door, and your love of your environment shows in this.

    Like

  2. Jean-Pierre Riel says:

    Ah! Voilà, comme cela me semble réel! :-)
    Très joli.

    Like

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