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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: July 2014
Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I completed my thesis in … Continue reading
I’m a painter first. I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy. — Joni Mitchell Following on yesterday’s post, we finished our negative space flower/leaves painting. The aim is to outline the outside of the objects and when two … Continue reading
Whatever deserves to exist, deserves to be known. — Francis Bacon I am presently following a course Drawing in pen & ink with Jennifer Schuler and it feels so good to be learning a new medium! I love taking art … Continue reading
More often than not, I’ve found, a rut is the consequence of sticking to tried and tested methods that don’t take into account how you or the world has changed. –Twyla Tharp Today was a gloriously beautiful day and I … Continue reading
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. — Twyla Tharp So the saying goes, I did stay home to draw today. This drawing comes from a reference photograph as I simply do not have the time … Continue reading
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. –Pablo Picasso One of the advantages of keeping a blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is that it permits me to do the two things that I love the most … Continue reading
“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” — Jean-Luc Godard There are so many things to think about when starting a new painting. The obvious choices come first. What type of paper will I … Continue reading
I have trouble “beginning” to paint. Once I begin, it’s effortless to keep going. — Robert Henri Robert Henri’s quote rings true to me as I do have trouble to start painting… but once I start, I can’t stop! Are … Continue reading
After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint. — Rex Brandt For this post, I will try to explain one of the reasons that I use sketchbooks and then use water colour sheets. … Continue reading
“Like the sundial, my paint box counts no hours but sunny ones.” — Arthur Rackham Directly from the Tourne-Sol co-operative farm, a bunch of fresh beets. We can actually eat the beet leaves by cooking them like spinach, and I wonder why regular groceries take … Continue reading