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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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As I get older, I seem to long for a room with a view… or many rooms with a view, from very high up, overlooking mountains and lakes, where you can look at the horizon and peruse. So here is … Continue reading
This fierce lizard or Gorgosaurus, is Tyrannosaurus Rex’s cousin. Even in the Redpath Museum, when looking at the bones that have been set together in restoration, it is a very fierce looking animal indeed. The colours that I used for this painting are New Gambodge, Mayan … Continue reading
I drew this yesterday at the Redpath Museum and then had the time to paint it today (I took a photograph to remember its colours). The Irish Elk, also known as the Giant Deer or Megaloceros giganteus, was a giant of … Continue reading
Today I joined the Montreal Urban Sketchers with one of my students, Emily, to paint there. There must have been at least 10 urban sketchers who gathered there and it is always a nice feeling to know that you are … Continue reading
I have been experimenting with continual line contour drawing where the pen never lifts from the paper and not picking it up until I get to the very end. This forces me to look at the object, as it slows … Continue reading