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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
Tag Archives: Hudson
The lake has started to thicken, specks of ice. The mountains are starting to whiten, snowflakes have fallen. The birds are gathering at the feeders, my dog is sleeping. — by Jane Hannah This week we had our first frost … Continue reading
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. — James Dent In the beautiful Jack Layton Park in Hudson I sat at one of … Continue reading
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius At our house on this New Year’s Eve, it will be quiet and peaceful. The two fireplaces are roaring (as it is very cold outside) and my husband and I … Continue reading
Tonight for the New Year, or Saint Sylvester, there will be many festivities, family reunions and friends feasting together… I will be one of those. I am lucky to have a few good friends, a wonderful family and a loving … Continue reading
“An artist painting a picture should have at his side a man with a club to hit him over the head when the picture is finished.” ― John Singer Sargent We have had so many parties, family encounters and friend requests, … Continue reading
Two weekends ago I went to visit the John Singer Sargent exhibit in Brooklyn, NY. It was utterly amazing as I had never seen this type of watercolour work before… meaning the way that JSS seems to work with watercolour … Continue reading
I love clouds! I keep gazing at them and seeing forms appearing… and today the clouds were totally awesome. I think that they were cumulus, but I am not sure. I first sketched in pencil the outline of the clouds, … Continue reading
Today I was so happy as I was going to paint with the Montreal Urban Sketchers at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. I arrived 20 minutes late, so when I passed in front of the museum there was already … Continue reading
The sun was shining today and we can actually see the grass after our never-ending winter. It felt so good to be out in the car sketching with the sun out (even though the outside temperature was only 5C). I … Continue reading
Today is my mother’s 88th birthday and her 62nd wedding anniversary with my Dad. My life is privileged, as both of my parents are still living, healthy and smart. So I wish you a Happy Birthday and a Wonderful Anniversary to … Continue reading
A very old house on Harwood Road in Hudson. There is a fine line between putting in too much detail (like in this painting) and just the right amount. I find that I am drawing more than painting… do you … Continue reading
Life reveals itself in the way that you look at it… This is the “end” of Route 201 if you are facing Hudson and looking northwards from Rigaud, and this is the point of view that I drew today. However, … Continue reading