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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: May 2015
Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvador Dali) I have been preparing for the Sketch in time event that will be presented at Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire … Continue reading
Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art. — Nita Engle Here is my beautiful John Abbott College campus on the West Island in Montreal. I had drawn the painting … Continue reading
First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children … Continue reading
In watercolour, if you are not in trouble, then you’re in trouble. — Selma Blackburn I most often paint in sketchbooks and when I do, it is impossible to tear off the page to keep the painting as this would … Continue reading
In the morning Benjamin Franklin asked himself this question: “What good shall I do this day?” In the evening he would ask the following question: “What good have I done to-day?” Today was a really nice day to be out sketching, … Continue reading
The daily small painting, a small resource and time commitment, is an exercise in absolute focus for that time period. It’s like a meditation, really. (Gaye Adams) I am in preparation mode for a few things, such as a trip … Continue reading
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. — Mark Twain Yesterday I spent the whole day painting in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue which is a small town just next to my College, which is very practical for sketching and … Continue reading
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. … Continue reading
“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices, That, if I then had waked after long … Continue reading
Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other… again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the … Continue reading
Names: Flower Moon, Milk Moon, Planting Moon, Merry Moon. May the Full Moon of May bring laughter, friendship and love. May the exuberance of nature inspire us. Today was a busy day! I first prepped for all of my courses as the … Continue reading