:: Road 338 Route ::

Loneliness… has very little to do with location. It’s a state of mind. In the centre of every city are some of the loneliest people in the world… because our whole planet was just outside the window, I felt even more… connected to the seven billion other people… (Chris Hadfield, astronaut)

While visiting my Mom, who lives 45 minutes away from us, I was amazed at how the leaves were still dangling from the trees with so much greenery as where I live, almost all of the leaves have fallen. So coming back on Route 338, I decided to take a picture of the road while I was driving (I know, I know what you are thinking -)) and decided to paint this tonight from my kitchen-studio. I am still amazed at the quality of the paper in this sketchbook… it can take tons of water and behaves like a high-class watercolour paper. I love it! While I was painting I realized that the scenery had no telephone poles, no hydro lines… a landscape from back then.

Lors de ma visite chez ma mère, qui vit à 45 minutes au sud de chez nous, j’étais étonnée de voir que  les feuilles étaient encore pendantes des arbres et avec tant de verdure car où je vis, presque toutes les feuilles sont tombées. En revenant sur la route 338, je décidé de prendre une photo de la route pendant que je conduisais (je sais, je sais ce que vous pensez -)) et de la peindre ce soir de ma cuisine-studio. Je suis toujours étonnée de la qualité du papier dans ce carnet de croquis … il a la capacité d’accepter beaucoup d’eau et se comporte comme un papier aquarelle de grande qualité. J’aime cela! Alors que je peignais, j’ai remarqué que le paysage n’avait pas de poteaux de téléphone, pas de lignes électriques … un paysage d’antan.

Paper: Aqua Pentalic Journal
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson & Cobalt Blue
Location: Les Coteaux, 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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3 Responses to :: Road 338 Route ::

  1. stacey says:

    it must have been a beautiful ride! only the yellow leaves are left here…all the crimson and apricots have fallen.

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  2. Jane Hannah says:

    Magnifique peinture de ma conjointe.Les peintures sans encre sont le tendon d achile de Jane,mais la on sent que cele ne l indispose plus.Quel spectaculaire ciel d automne,

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