Some greens for a grey day :: Des verts pour une journée grise

     Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don’t believe I’m wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.
     Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.
— Maya Angelou

Something has happened to me since our first and last snowstorm… I keep painting greens. It seems as though I am storing up all of the greens that my eyes can see in provision of  the long winter months looming ahead. So here is a green house, with green trees on a grey day -)

Depuis notre première et dernière tempête de neige, quelque chose m’est arrivée! Je peints beaucoup de verts. Il me semble que je veux stocker les verts que je vois pour y faire la provision pour les longs mois d’hiver à venir. Donc, voici une maison verte, avec des arbres verts pour une journée grise -)

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook
Colours: New Gambodge, Alizarin Crimson & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Hudson, Québec, Canada

20141122_GreenHouse

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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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4 Responses to Some greens for a grey day :: Des verts pour une journée grise

  1. whimseytopia says:

    Resist is anything that keeps the watercolor paper from accepting the color; like rubber cement, wax, tape, etc…or any of the manufactured products you paint on the paper and then rub off – usually expensive. I’m sure I’ve seen this in one of your paintings (?), but you must have another name for it.

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    • Jane Hannah says:

      Ooh! I have never used this in any of my paintings but I have heard of that technique… Thanks for explaining. I think that around here people call it masking fluid -)

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  2. Jane Hannah says:

    Hello Patsye — Yep, the people in Buffalo had it hard. Their winter started with a bang! What is “resist”? I have never heard of this… is this is the same thing that we used when we were kids? Some type of glue that we put on the paints? This afternoon it was ice rain. Yikes! Thank you for commenting -)))

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  3. whimseytopia says:

    This is beautiful. I am not surprised. Yes, you are using greens and why not. There are plenty about even in the snow. I just saw someone spray (with a toothbrush) some resist everywhere that easily turned into snow flakes when the painting was complete. I’m going to have to try that. It looked very easy.

    No snow here. It was 59 and sunny. Tomorrow rain, but Lord have mercy on those in Buffalo. This is probably the ONLY reason to stay in the south. Patsye

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