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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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“When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.” ― Winslow Homer These past two weeks I had a wonderful opportunity to create many paintings for the same person way … Continue reading
This is in the beautiful, quaint village of St-Louis-de-Gonzague where my father was buried. There are still quite a few old farm silos and this is one of them… all entwined in vines. I am pretty happy with this painting … Continue reading
Coming back from my mothers today I decided to sketch this farm… the colour of the sky was fantastic and quite rare — just like in California — with no clouds. The air and views were crisp as the humidity … Continue reading
This is the McDonald Farm on our college campus. What attracted me first to this visual space were the long shadows on the roof and the layering of the road, then the trees, then the snow which finally bring us … Continue reading