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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.
A few Stories with Watercolours & Drawings & Texts
- :: Soft petal day :: “I must study politics and war so that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” — John Adams, founder, 1735 A soft, warm and dry day in Rigaud today and as I have not dabbled in watercolours for quite a while, I painted one of my iris drawings after having totally ruined another drawing that I had just done of a beautiful Ostrya virginiana leave, trunk & flower… also commonly known as a Hophornbeam or Ironwood and Bois de fer in french in Québec. www.janehannah.com
Monthly Archives: December 2014
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius At our house on this New Year’s Eve, it will be quiet and peaceful. The two fireplaces are roaring (as it is very cold outside) and my husband and I … Continue reading
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvador Dali). I think that what I love best is to draw… even though the process of painting makes me the … Continue reading
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. (Phyllis Diller) When I start to think about painting or drawing something, my eyes start to roam and I wonder if the object that I am looking at is worthy to draw. Well … Continue reading
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope Thankfully that artistic licence exists as this tree … Continue reading
“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the … Continue reading
Blow, blow, thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship … Continue reading
“Rien de trop”: that is the artist’s (Debussy) motto. Instead of amalgamating the instruments for mass effects, he throws into relief their individuality or delicately grafts one timbre on to another, without anything of their true nature being spoiled. Like the … Continue reading
Le Chêne et le Roseau Le Chêne un jour dit au Roseau: “Vous avez bien sujet d’accuser la Nature; Un Roitelet pour vous est un pesant fardeau. Le moindre vent, qui d’aventure Fait rider la face de l’eau, Vous oblige … Continue reading
In the mailbox today was waiting for me a beautiful XMas postcard from Christine that lives in Belgium. I am so lucky! Here is Christine’s Blog and it is well worth a visit. The person who initiated all of this postcard … Continue reading
— spoken in Prague, 1787… It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as … Continue reading