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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: June 2015
I was not ready for abstraction. I clung to earth and her dear shapes, her density, her herbage, her juice. I wanted her volume, and I wanted to hear her throb. — Emily Carr I met with the Linda Drewry group … Continue reading
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey. — (Pat Conroy) Kalkan Bay on the Turquoise Coast is … Continue reading
Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking but nobody is listening, simply overlaying disconnected words like a game of Scrabble, with each player borrowing bits of other anecdotes as a way to increase their own score, until we all run … Continue reading
Rückkerhrunruhe: the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. I am wondering about the way our brain and memories function. Two days ago I was on a 9 hour flight back … Continue reading
Patara Beach. Boy am I having a hard time painting in 40C full blasting sun. Really not my environment and I am feeling a tad overwhelmed by everything that I am seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting. What a beautiful … Continue reading
During my travels to Turkey I had some troubles uploading paintings… so here is one that did not upload… The temperatures here in Kalkan are 35C and with the humidex levels probably over 40C between noon and 5:000 pm. In … Continue reading
Ephesus is grandiose… that is the word. Nothing more, nothing less. This painting was really nice to create as I had tons of people looking over my shoulder commenting and letting me paint. Mose of them were Italians and Chinese … Continue reading
The most prominent edifice in the New District of the Golden Horn in Istanbul was built by the Genoese in the 14th century. It has been used as a fire tower, a barracks, a dungeon, and even as a launch … Continue reading
I sat amongst many other tourists and Istanbullu in the Sultanahmet Park today with Hagya Sofia in front of me and the Blue Mosque with its six minarets behind me. Hagya Sofya means “divine wisdom” and is the most famous … Continue reading
It’s the writing that teaches you. — Isaac Asimov There is something about painting that satisfies me at a level rarely equalled by any other form of activity. The combination of painting & writing about a historical event or building moves me like no other activity. … Continue reading