:: L’île noire ::

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 as the snowflakes are amazingly light and fluffy, dancing in the night. It has begun…

Painting at the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal last Sunday, I happened to be standing in front of my favourite scottish pub l’Île Noire which to me has the best floaters in Montreal. First I must add that I am not a beer drinker… or a beer connaisseur… I drink beer once a year and only if I am in this iconic scottish pub. A floater, for those of you who might not know, is a mix of Guinness and Harp… however, it is not a mix as the Harp floats on top of the Guinness. If you have never tried this, you should!

Colours: French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna & New Gambodge
Paper: Handbook Travelogue Journal 8″ x 8″
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: BANQ in Montreal, QC, Canada

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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4 Responses to :: L’île noire ::

  1. Linda Denis says:

    Thanks for the link to banq. The vintage Quebec videos posted here are a pleasure to look at. Yes, snow is happening and time to give up on the outdoor plein air painting.

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  2. Stunning! Your little sketch is awesome and captures it all.

    Liked by 1 person

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