Teapot :: Théière

“Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.”
— Eugène Delacroix, 1798-1863

When I decide to draw or paint I first think of my subject and then the paper. As tonight I actually felt like drawing, rather than painting, I chose the Moleskine Sketchbook as it is wonderful to draw on as the ink glides on the surface. However, when you decide to move on to paint with watercolour, you have to scrub the paint into the paper as the paper has a glaze on it that makes the watercolours pearl. I used a synthetic brush on this paper as the bristles are harder than with red sable and are better for scrubbing.

Quand je décide de dessiner ou de peindre, la première chose est de trouver un sujet et ensuite je pense à quel papier que je vais utiliser. Comme ce soir j’avais le goût de dessiner, j’ai décidé de prendre le papier Moleskine qui réagit superbement avec l’encre d’une plume fontaine car il y a une fine couche de glaise sur le papier qui est sublime pour la glisse. Par contre, quand on décide de peindre en aquarelles par-dessus, on doit “scrubber” pour que la peinture entre dans le papier et ceci donne un effet assez “grunge”. (Excusez pour tous les anglicismes, mais je ne sais pas…) Pour pouvoir avoir de bons résultats il est mieux de prendre un pinceau synthétique  car les poils sont plus raides.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
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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4 Responses to Teapot :: Théière

  1. claudebuffoni says:

    Vraiment vous vous surpassez ma chère. Du grand art comme j’aime. Chapeau.

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  2. Angie Macleof says:

    That is exceptional! Well done!

    Like

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