Editor’s pick on WordPress Discover!
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: January 2015
The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. … Continue reading
There are always a myriad of colour choices that will work in any situation, as long as the tonal value is appropriate. — Gaye Adams Why is it that some paintings just don’t turn out? I know that for me, I … Continue reading
Art = a mad search for individualism. — Paul Gauguin This has to be one of my all-time favourite barns… and you know that I love old barns, and this one is special. The other day as I was passing in the … Continue reading
A critic at my house sees some paintings. Greatly perturbed, he asks for my drawings. My drawings! Never! They are my letters, my secrets. — Paul Gauguin I went to see the The Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibit at the … Continue reading
Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people’s behaviour. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude. — Ingmar Bergman What caught my eye … Continue reading
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human situation. — Graham Greene … Continue reading
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde Today is considered The Light of Lohri Day, a holiday celebrated by Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh people. Since the events that happened at Charlie Hebdo in France, I have been looking … Continue reading
Partly work and partly play You must on St. Distaffs Day: From the plough soon free your team; Then cane home and fother them: If the maids a-spinning go, Burn the flax and fire the tow. Bring in pails of … Continue reading
Three Kings came riding from far away, Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar; Three Wise Men out of the East were they, And they travelled by night and they slept by day, For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star. — … Continue reading
“The purposeful wandering that precedes actually sitting down to paint is often just as important and pleasurable as putting paint on paper. Painting is a process of deliberately moving back and forth between the two worlds, and the pictures that … Continue reading