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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 2016
PAYS J’ai vu le soleil se lever dans tant et tant de pays je ne savais plus lequel était le mien le jour oscillait lampe incertaine dans ma nuit le rif le souk le môle la vallée millénaire bergers de … Continue reading
“Nothing awakens us to the reality of life so much as a true love,” — Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother. On Sunday July 10th the Montreal Urban Sketchers have been invited to a Picnic Vernissage Day at Stewart Hall’s Cultural Centre in Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall … Continue reading
Art happens — no hovel is safe from it, no prince can depend on it, the vastest intelligence cannot bring it about. — (James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1834–1903) Today the Urban Sketchers of Montreal were out strong even though the … Continue reading
“What’s the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as-you-were?” — Mary McArthy, writer & political activist, 1912–1989 Some USK Montreal sketchers were invited to paint/draw during a full day of C2 Montreal events. C2 means “Commerce & … Continue reading
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. — Eugène Ionesco (1909-94), Romanian-French playwright Went painting today with Linda Drewry & her companions & the danger of rain or thunderstorms did not seem to phase us. … Continue reading
“Perhaps there is still time to take a stand for the Kingdom of Life; it needs defenders. Perhaps, mighty as its enemies may be, allies will come who are even mightier.” — Henry Beston Last night Rigaud residents were invited … Continue reading