Belles of the night :: Les belles de la nuit

“No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” (Martha Graham)

Today was a difficult day at school and I needed to calm my nerves and spirit… Putting my head in the fridge, I could not find a potential fruit/vegetable that I felt like drawing tonight… until my eyes turned and saw these three bananas lying there, waiting to be the belles of the night. I wanted to mention that for those of you who are interested in the subject of art, painting, tips and books there is a fabulous website that I refer to very often, and where I have bought books from. Gurney Journey’s website is amazing and is well worth perusing.

Aujourd’hui a été une journée difficile à l’école et j’avais besoin de me détendre et calmer mes nerfs et mon esprit… En mettant la tête dans le frigo, je ne pouvais trouver un fruits/légumes que je voulais dessiner … jusqu’à ce que mes yeux se tournent et voient ces trois bananes qui attendaient d’être les belles de la nuit. Si le sujet de l’art, peinture, trucs, livres, etc. vous intéresse, le site de Gurney Journey est incroyable.

Paper: Bockingford
Colours: Hansa Medium, New Gambodge, Burnt Umber, Winsor Green & French Ultramarine
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada


8 thoughts on “Belles of the night :: Les belles de la nuit

  1. Thanks for Gurney’s journey. It full of helpful hints. Like the school bus Illustration, Mr. Z in our recent workshop said it just a Kleenex box on wheels and this works well for trams and trains.


    1. Hello Linda — Gurney’s website is amazing. Today i paid to be part of Charles Reid’s june 2015 5-day workshop near Boston. Mai is going also… You might think of coming too??


  2. Bonsoir Chère Jane,
    je suis toujours aussi content d’admirer vos oeuvres. Car il s’agit bien d’oeuvres d’Art que l’on parle. Certaines ont plus d’ampleur, d’autres moins mais une constance c’est la qualité de la recherche et de l’application à nous la faire partager. De beaux moments, merci encore.Jane.


  3. Bonjour Jane,

    Vous êtes ma préférée! !!! Vous posez les bonnes questions, vous doutez parfois et ceci nous rassure.

    Mais aussi, vous êtes très pédagogue et généreuse de nous partager vos sources.

    Reading you daily is a real Vitamine Combo! Thank you so much to be with all of us.


  4. Yes, I am aware of Gurney’s Journey. That’s the best thing about all of this – we share information. I had to laugh about your head in the icebox as I instantly thought “HOT FLASH!!!” Ha! Nice bananas…


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