:: Working for love ::

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On the Painter’s Keys website I found this little gem and thought that I would share it with you. It resonated with me as it is true that we are low consumers and thrive in quiet spaces. We know how to work for love? Wow! That is sooo true… I cannot paint something that I do not love. It has to come from the heart first, and if I love it, I know that I will paint it well…

I’m willing to bet my last roll of toilet paper that the 99% of artists the world is currently digging professional graves for will not all perish in the age of isolation. We have low overheads. And our worldly needs are modest. We know how to work for love. Many of us are poor consumers. We also thrive in the quiet spaces, which means our ideas are being given the opportunity to improve. We are all at home, now. If part of art’s function is to explore our universal human experience, home is our current, unifying theme.
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I am definitely in need of some greenery as this painting attests to. Here in Québec, or at least where I live, there is hardly any green yet. I painted this little old house as I followed Shari‘s online class… she motivates me to continue!

20200425-oldHouse2-jane-hannah-loResPaper: Hand•book journal co. 8″ x 8″
Ink: DeAtramentis Document Black
Namiki Fountain Pen SEF
Watercolours: New Gamboge, Q. Gold, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine, Q. Rose, Q. Burnt Orange

Some greens for a grey day :: Des verts pour une journée grise

— SOLD —

     Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don’t believe I’m wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.
     Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.
— Maya Angelou

Something has happened to me since our first and last snowstorm… I keep painting greens. It seems as though I am storing up all of the greens that my eyes can see in provision of  the long winter months looming ahead. So here is a green house, with green trees on a grey day -)

Depuis notre première et dernière tempête de neige, quelque chose m’est arrivée! Je peints beaucoup de verts. Il me semble que je veux stocker les verts que je vois pour y faire la provision pour les longs mois d’hiver à venir. Donc, voici une maison verte, avec des arbres verts pour une journée grise -)

Paper: Pentalic Sketchbook #15
Colours: New Gambodge, Alizarin Crimson & French Ultramarine
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera EF
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Hudson, Québec, Canada

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