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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
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Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Salvador Dali). I think that what I love best is to draw… even though the process of painting makes me the … Continue reading
A line is a dot that went for a walk. — Paul Klee This is not the first time that I try painting my beautiful brook… and it surely will not be the last! So, I treaded carefully today, drawing first … Continue reading
In the province of Québec, hockey is a passion. Every saturday night, when hockey season is ongoing, especially when the Montreal Canadians are playing, my husband and Pyper (our dog) get settled down to watch the game… and within a … Continue reading
I am the voice of wind and wave and tree, Of stern desires and blind, Of strength to be… — Charles G. D. Roberts “Autochthon” Trees have longer lives than ours and were here before man. How strange to me … Continue reading
“Each man had only one genuine vocation – to find the way to himself…. His task was to discover his own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else … Continue reading
For this drawing I tried finding the negatives shapes by defining them with hatching and cross-hatching lines. I retraced at the end some of the forms and this is when I realized that I should not have… and as many … Continue reading
I just wanted to mention that I have amazing students this year, for both of the courses that I teach in first and second year in our Publication Design & Hypermedia program. This is a three year program at CÉGEP … Continue reading
Drawing faces is my next challenge… so I started with the eyes. I am also letting you know that we are going to NYC… so I will probably not be able to post as we will be quite busy. I … Continue reading
You know that I have been quite busy when I submit a drawing (instead of a painting) as this takes much more time. So today I had but a few minutes to sketch… and I have had, in the back … Continue reading
Everyone should have a wing chair to read in… they are wonderful. So here is part of my living room, drawn quickly last night. It took about 20 minutes. There is a liberty, a spontaneity and a freshness that happens … Continue reading
This morning I went to do some photography with Guy, then came back and went to see The Tempest Opera with my friend Hélène, produced by Robert Lepage. Got home and did not have much time to paint… but I at … Continue reading
I have been putting more care into my scans lately. I used to just scan my paintings in my very low end scanner, and would not retouch at all in Photoshop… even though I have taught Photoshop for many years. … Continue reading