Solitary Reflections :: Reflets solitaires

The more emotionally involved you are with your painting, the more successful you will be.
— Ron Ranson

This painting was done without any ink lines, with a mop brush and a very stiff bristle brush on the back of a ruined watercolour painting. I am steering away from drawing in first with my ink fountain pens (I have to admit that I miss them– however it is very freeing to do it this way). I first painted in the wash for the blue sky, and then waited a bit and started painting in my mountains to create a soft edge (as opposed to a hard one–I would have waited for the sky to dry in order to have a hard edge). I then put in the blue wash for the lake and then repeated the same steps. The bushes in the foreground were done with a stiff hard brush dipped directly in the watercolour paints without any water.

Cette peinture a été réalisée avec un pinceau japonais et un pinceau à poil rigide au verso d’une peinture ruinée. J’essaie d’éviter d’utiliser mes plumes fontaines de ce temps-ci pour me forcer à peindre uniquement en aquarelle, sans aide d’un dessin fait à l’encre. Je dois avouer que ce processus est très libérateur. J’ai d’abord peint un lavis pour le ciel bleu, puis j’ai attendu un peu et j’ai commencé à peindre mes montagnes. J’ai ensuite fait un second lavis pour le lac, et j’ai répété les mêmes étapes. Les buissons au premier plan ont été réalisées avec un pinceau rigide plongé directement dans la peinture, sans eau.

Paper: Arches CP 9″ x 6″
Colours: French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber & Raw Sienna

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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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