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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: October 2016
You should often amuse yourself when you take a walk for recreation, in watching and taking note of the attitudes and actions of men as they talk and dispute, or laugh or come to blows with one another… noting these … Continue reading
That painter who has no doubts will achieve little. — Leonardo da Vinci It is snowing outside in my forested haven & it is the third time this season. It fills my joints with pain and my heart with some sort of joy … Continue reading
Meraki [may-rah-kee] Meraki is doing something with total love and pure soul. It is leaving a little piece of yourself in your creative work. This morning I woke up at 5:00 am and as I was getting up I noticed that the light … Continue reading
“Each of us is an atlas of sorts, already knowing how to navigate some portion of the world, containing innumerable versions of place as experience and desire and fear, as route and landmark and memory.” — E. B. White, found … Continue reading
“In the wholeheartedness of concentration, world and self begin to cohere. With that state comes an enlarging: of what may be known, what may be felt, what may be done.” — Jane Hirshfield, poet. Four pears painted with a traditional colour wheel … Continue reading
I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way – things that I had no words for. – Georgia O’Keeffe During Jane Blundell’s workshop this weekend, we drew and painted from a reference photo … Continue reading
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. For nothing is more precious than the life force & may the love of that force guide you as you go. ― Patti Smith. … Continue reading