:: Parc des ancres ::

Start to paint seriously the moment you pick up a brush. If you begin by painting carelessly, with slapdash strokes, you’ll find it difficult to move into more careful painting. Nothing delights a student more than to draw with a paintbrush — the more minute the detail, the better. Avoid doing this. Instead, paint with your brush; think in terms of dimension. Instead of drawing individual hairs, for example, paint their thickness or dimension; paint the light on the hair.
— David A. Leffel

Parc des ancres is situated in a small municipality named Pointe-des-Cascades where the St. Lawrence River cascades down several feet, thus giving it its name. There is a lighthouse and many huge vintage anchors lie along its path.

I have been reading a book named Oil painting secrets from a master by Linda Cateura and even though this is an oil painting book it has a tremendous amount of insights into painting for all mediums. Prominent artist/teacher David A. Leffel shares his secrets for making professional-quality paintings. I highly recommend this book…

Paper: Pentalic Aqua Journal 5″ x 8″
Colours: DS Q. Gold, DS B. Orange, W&N B. Sienna, DS Q. Rose, DS Chromium Blue
Location: Parc des Anches, Pointe-des-Cascades

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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 :: Parc des ancres ::

  1. Nice painting, I like how you captured it with just a few washes that look so effortless but I know were planned out very well.

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  2. marcellalouise says:

    Dear Jane: Truly, this is a delightful painting – so real and impressive. I am sure it took several hours to achieve this beautiful work. I am led to believe that you are getting better still with all the hours you put into these paintings. MOM >

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