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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: July 2015
A nursery rhyme offers us a clue: “One for sorrow / Two for joy / Three for a girl / Four for a boy / Five for silver / Six for gold / Seven for a secret / Never to … Continue reading
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Man oh man! My paintings are changing so much that I am having trouble recognizing myself in them…. humph! Is this good? Well at least I … Continue reading
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch Don’t know if it is the extreme temperatures that we are experiencing that are influencing … Continue reading
When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artists to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn. (Walt Disney) Last night the weather was … Continue reading
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. — Dale Carnegie You have not heard from me in awhile as I caught … Continue reading
I’m a painter first. I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy. — Joni Mitchell This morning I woke up and it was cloudy and they were announcing 40% of rain… so what the heck, this means that there … Continue reading
Artists are among the most generous of people. Perhaps inherent in the appreciation of creativity comes a deep, underlying love of humanity and our Earth. — Kelly Borsheim I am happily exhausted at the moment as today was a jaw-dropping day that … Continue reading
I have a life I can’t escape, A life that’s mine to mold and shape, Some things I lack of strength and skill, I blunder much and fumble; still I can in my own way design What is to be … Continue reading