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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: January 2016
You little dumpling… So fluffy and endearing, floating on that sea of brown, appearing as a bloated whale. I won’t be interfering with your buoyancy. Won’t even be peering into the pan. I’m waiting for the moment when you, dumpling, are dumped upon my … Continue reading
Sensory perception is the silken web that binds our separate nervous systems into the encompassing ecosystem. — David Abram We went to a pottery workshop today and it was very very nice! I had never “thrown” clay before, and it was … Continue reading
I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I’m not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does. — David Bowie These flowers are for … Continue reading
I have to feel an empathy toward the subject, and desire to form a relationship with it, as I am inevitably affected by the feeling or mood. — Dion Archibald This is so funny as when I saw Shari’s post today … Continue reading
If you slightly squint your eyes, you will see that at least 2 and possibly 3 values of color make up any object in the natural world. Practice creating entire paintings with no more than 3 values on any object. … Continue reading
— Donated to JACFA — I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed… equally well. — Johann Sebastian Bach They say that Johann Sebastian Bach worked at least 60 hours a week on his music. Pablo Picasso … Continue reading
If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I’m sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for. — Henry David Thoreau Charles Reid’s video was just what I … Continue reading
The only way to have a friend is to be one. — Ralph Waldo Emerson I bought Charles Reid’s DVD (downloadable) on painting flowers and he shows us his method of drawing with connecting dots without lifting the pencil, very … Continue reading