A bit of help :: Un peu d’aide

Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses.
— Rembrandt

You know that you are influenced by the winter temperatures when you start painting what you would like the weather to be instead of how it is! Today there were still flurries coming down for most of the afternoon and I ignored these weather signs… I do not know what got a hold of me but it seems as though I forgot to look at my subject and painted what I felt like seeing in front of me instead. So guess what? I added greens with sunny colours. So when I realized this, I decided to add some white (which I rarely do) to soften up the greens in the mountain (as the mountain still has snow on it -).

Vous savez que vous êtes influencé par les températures hivernales quand vous commencez à peindre ce que vous aimeriez voir au lieu de ce qui est! Aujourd’hui il y avait encore des averses de neige et j’ai ignoré ces signes météorologiques … Je ne sais pas ce qui s’est emparé de moi, il semble que j’ai oublié de regarder mon sujet et peint ce que j’avais envie de voir en face de moi à la place. Alors j’ai ajouté des verts et des couleurs ensoleillées. Quand j’ai réellement réalisé ce que je faisais, j’ai décidé d’ajouter un peu de blanc (que j’utilise très rarement) pour adoucir les verts dans la montagne (comme la montagne a encore de la neige -).

Paper: Handbook Travelogue Series
Colours: Q. Gold, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Indanthrone Blue and Chinese White
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada



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 A bit of help :: Un peu d’aide

  1. mmolinah says:

    I hope you’ve been very well. Congrat!!!


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