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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: Montréal
“There is no such thing as an amateur artist as different from a professional artist,” wrote Paul Cezanne, “There is only good art and bad art.” The Montreal Urban Sketchers were out sketching out today and the weather was beautiful, … Continue reading
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso Boy oh Boy was finishing this painting difficult… I painted it three times, without much success. This got me thinking… why is it that this painting’s mystery could not … Continue reading
L’expérience est une lanterne que l’on porte sur le dos et qui n’éclaire jamais que le chemin parcouru — Confucius While dim sum (literally meaning: touch the heart) was originally not a main meal, only a snack, and therefore only … Continue reading
When I was very young my mother, who has a fabulous alto voice, would go to the opera in Montreal with my father. She would put on beautiful dresses and bring these wonderful opera glasses… all clad in mother of … Continue reading
Yesterday was my second watercolour class with a great teacher, Marc, and here is his BLOG if you would like to know a bit about him. This course takes place at SynStudio on St. Catherine street in Montreal, Québec, Canada. … Continue reading
I have an interesting story to tell you. Yesterday I went to my first watercolour class in Montreal and we were about 12 people there. A person that I had never met in my life came up to me and … Continue reading
This morning we regrouped 30 urban sketchers coming from the USA, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. We started in Old Montreal and then moved onwards to the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, which has such a beautiful name and … Continue reading
On Friday I stopped at the Atwater Market, my favourite market in Montreal. They always have beautiful cut flowers at a very good price. Painting flowers is difficult for me, and I have to be very patient… there are many … Continue reading