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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 2018
— SOLD — A canvas may be measured with inches, but the speed with which you travel over it is regulated by the artist. — The Art Spirit by Robert Henri I have been swamped with correcting student projects as … Continue reading
Writing… is an act of faith: I believe it’s also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are. — Margaret Atwood In the province of Quebec there are 43 lighthouses and are enjoying a … Continue reading
An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk’s sake. — Paul Klee Still listening to Thom Yorke and his mesmerizing voice, words and music. Catching up with Inktober prompts today and this is … Continue reading
This is a waltz thinking about our bodies What they mean for our salvation With only the clothes that we stand up in Just the ground on which we stand Is the darkness ours to take? Bathed in lightness, bathed … Continue reading
Dogs can never speak the language of humans, and humans can never speak the language of dogs. But many dogs can understand almost every word humans say, while humans seldom learn to recognize more than half a dozen barks, if … Continue reading
An active line on a walk, moving freely, without goal. A walk for a walk’s sake. — Paul Klee Flowing lines for today’s Flowing prompt. #inktober2018 #inktober #flowing #lines #abstract
A line is a dot that went for a walk. — Paul Klee On October 9th 2004 I wrote in my journal that the fall foliage was at its most beautiful… and today, October 10th, the colours are at their … Continue reading
The dance between darkness and light will always remain — the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.” ― C. JoyBell C. … Continue reading
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. ― Leonard Cohen Living here in Québec there are some language quirks that are quite interesting. Students mentioned … Continue reading
So he huffed, and he puffed, and he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house in. — The Three Little Pigs Bush: Bamboo Calligraphy brush Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star, waterproof india ink Paper: Moleskine Japanese Album … Continue reading
— SOLD — You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. — Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Inktober 5 with a feathery, fat chick -))) I love line drawing, and with a … Continue reading
Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around. — On Writing, A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King Here is the Spell prompt for #inktober2018 -)))
I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I’d see you again –Fire & Rain … Continue reading
You build up resistance to stress by learning, acquiring and practicing skills needed to go forward and cope. — Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada http://painterskeys.com/art-and-stress-2/ Here are the tools below that I will be using through the … Continue reading