:: Mighty pine king ::

The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
— J. R. R. Tolkien

I have painted this pine many times before as it is totally gorgeous to me & it is but a few hundred meters from my house & easy to get to. The weather was just awful here in Québec today as it started in the morning with ice pellets, then freezing rain and tonight the weather forecast is for snow. I painted this pine tree for one of my colleagues that asked me to paint it for her and also as part of the 7 Paintings in 7 Days Challenge that is going on on Facebook.

I am not sure if I like the colour  Hansa Medium Light as it felt too opaque for me. I used to love using Aureolin Yellow & since I followed a workshop with Jane Blundell I learnt that it is not lightfast! I will have to find a substitution for Hansa… if anyone has any suggestions for a cold yellow that is transparent, I would appreciate it!

Paper: Saunders Waterford 8″ x 12″
Colours: Hansa Medium Light, Burnt Sienna & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Sailor Desk EF
Ink: Deatramentis Document Black Ink
Location: Reference photo in Rigaud

Pinus Strobus L. — Pin strobus — Pin blanc — White pine.

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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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2 Responses to :: Mighty pine king ::

  1. It’s a beautiful sketch of your pine, Jane. Such a feeling of looking up at the majesty of the tree. It shows how much you love it.
    Have you tried M. Graham Azo yellow? It is a cool yellow and very transparent. And certainly more lightfast than Aureolin. From Handprint.com: M. Graham azo yellow (aureolin) is a very good “primary” yellow, leaning neither to red nor to green, with a bright, clear appearance. It is very active wet in wet and blossoms readily.
    They now cary M. Graham colours in Pointe Claire at the art store on highway 20 and St. Jean (Galerie d’Art Pointe Claire). It is owned by Pierre from Avenue des Arts on Victoria.

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    • Jane Hannah says:

      Oooouuuuhhh Shari — no I have not tried it but I will. I will go tomorrow! Thank you for your info Shari… I love this particular tree as I can go under it and view it as often I am in my car & can’t really knock on people’s doors & ask them if I can look at their tree… wouldn’t this be a blast?

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