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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: August 2015
“It’s very simple, my drawings are the key to my work.” –François Auguste René Rodin (1840-1917) Went to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see Rodin’s Metamorphoses Exhibit and it was inspiring, in a 3D kind of way. It was actually … Continue reading
When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he simply replied: “Then what are we fighting for?” I painted today with my two friends, Linda and Chi Mai at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club … Continue reading
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one … Continue reading
It is no longer sufficient to describe the world of nature. The point is to defend it. (Edward Abbey) I decided to draw perched on my gallery facing the brook and the forest today. When you do sit down and … Continue reading
“Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.” (Charles M. Schulz) Sometimes the tiny things in life matter more than the big ones. I wanted to start a fire today in our outdoor fireplace and … Continue reading
Creating on the spot has an adventure that my modest words will never explain. Ask an auto racer, a mountain climber. Something happens when all five senses are working and the sixth sense arrives. (Harley Brown) As a member of … Continue reading