:: Rembrandt ::

It is harder to see than to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist’s ability to see well into what is before him. Rembrandt was a man of great understanding. He had the rare power of seeing deep into the significance of things. A genius is one who can see. The others can often “draw” remarkably well. With the seer it is different. Nothing will do but the most precise statement. He must not only bend technique to his will, but he will invent technique that will especially fit his need. To study technique means to make it, to invent it. To take the raw material each time anew and twist it into shape. It must be made to serve a specific purpose. The same technique must never be used again. Each time it must be made new and fresh. 
— Robert Henri, The Art Spirit.

One of the thriving sailboat & yachting clubs is the Marina in Valleyfield as the water levels are monitored by the St. Lawrence Seaway permitting the passage of the great mercantile ocean liners that go up and down the Great Lakes and back to the sea, thus permitting boats to cover the distance of 1600 kilometres. Today was a beautiful, sunny and warm day for us and my heart welcomed it with open arms.

This pas Sunday I went to see with Guy the “Rembrandt from the National Gallery and Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam – An In the Gallery Presentation” which was amazing as the galleries’ curators spoke about the process of presenting such a show and weaved Rembrandt’s life story with the techniques that this great Master used, as well as showing us the details with very high resolution images… I was deeply touched.

Un des clubs de bateau à voile et de motorisés qui ne manque pas d’eau est la Marina de Valleyfield car la Voie maritime s’assure de garder un niveau suffisant pour que les gros navires salés et canadiens puissent voguer des Grands Lacs à la mer… 1600 kilomètres plus loin.

Dimanche passé moi et Guy sommes allés voir le film “Rembrandt from the National Gallery and Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam – An In the Gallery Presentation” qui était totalement incroyable. Démontrant la technique utilisée par ce grand maître, entremêlée avec l’histoire de sa vie et des images absolument phénoménales, j’étais bien émue.

Paper: Travelogue Handbook 8″ x 8″
Colours: Aureolin Yellow, Alizarin Crimson & Lapis Lazuli
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Valleyfield, 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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