Majestic white pine :: Pin blanc majestueux

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 , in this world… painting & writing. It also keeps my paintings and thoughts in chronological order and does act as a diary of some sorts, in reference. This is perhaps why people some people call it journaling. The great white pine (pinus strobus) grows to over 90 metres high and is seen throughout the eastern part of Canada. It is a majestic specimen and its needles, once fallen on the ground, give off a wonderful scent and are very soft for bare feet.

Un des avantages de tenir un blog (une troncation de l’expression journal web), est le fait qu’il me permet de faire les deux choses que j’aime le plus dans ce monde … la peinture & écriture. Il conserve également mes peintures et les pensées dans un ordre chronologique et agit comme un journal de quelque sorte, une référence. Le grand pin blanc (Pinus strobus) pousse à plus de 90 mètres de haut et est vu dans toute la partie est du Canada. Il s’agit d’un spécimen majestueux et ses aiguilles, une fois tombées au sol, dégagent un merveilleux parfum qui sont très doux pour les pieds.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Vintage German Senator
Ink: Black
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada



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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