Apple of my eye :: Les yeux du coeur

Life is like a book. Do not skip any chapter and continue turning the pages. Sooner or later you will understand why each chapter was needed.
La vie est comme un livre. Ne saute aucun chapitre et continues de tourner les pages. Tôt ou tard, tu comprendras pourquoi chaque chapitre était nécessaire.

These three tiny apples gave me a few intakes of breath as they did not wish to be drawn it seems. Then I realized that my Aureolin Yellow was granulating and killing my greens… so by my fourth try, I switched from Aureolin Yellow to Hansa Medium and the results were better. I am still struggling with painting without using an ink line drawing before, and I wonder why I find it so difficult, especially when I draw with lead before… so theoretically, it should be the same painting experience? Alas, it is not.

Ces trois pommes m’ont donné du fil à retorder car elles ne voulaient pas se faire peindre! Puis j’ai réalisé que ma couleur jaune aureolin  granulait et rendait mes verts secs et granuleux … et avec mon quatrième essai, je suis passée de aureolin  à hansa et les résultats se sont améliorés.

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series, grand portrait size
Colours: Yellow Hansa, New Gambodge, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada

 

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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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