:: J. S. Bach ::

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
Albert Einstein

Listening to the glorious music of J. S. Bach’s, St. Matthew Passion No. 65 Aria, it is uplifting even on the dreariest of days, such as today. One of my painting philosophies is to try and recreate the “atmosphere” that existed on that day. As today was a very grey and bleak day, there were no shadows, the sky, mountains and even the air all had the same tinge of greyness… with droplets of water falling once in awhile.

Écoutant la glorieuse musique de J. S  Bach, La passion de St-Matthew Aria n° 65, elle est édifiante, voire même exaltante surtout une journée grise comme aujourd’hui. Une de mes philosophies en peinture est d’essayer de recréer “l’atmosphère” qui existait cette journée-là. Journée sombre, il n’y avait pas d’ombre, le ciel, les montagnes et même l’air avaient tous la même teinte de gris … avec des gouttelettes d’eau qui tombaient de temps en temps.

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook
Colours: New Gambodge, Alizarin Crimson, Serpentine G. & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
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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10 Responses to :: J. S. Bach ::

  1. Very beautiful watercolor! I must look at it again and again!

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  2. whimseytopia says:

    I need a miracle.

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  3. Jane Hannah says:

    Oh my Guy! Thank you for commenting!!!

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  4. Jane Hannah says:

    very nice from your friend

    , guy

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  5. You captured it so well Jane!

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  6. I really like this painting Jane! Although you can see it’s a cloudy day, it has a lovely warmth to it!
    Snowy and bright here these days.
    xo Tracey

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