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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: Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal
Whatever deserves to exist, deserves to be known. — Francis Bacon I am presently following a course Drawing in pen & ink with Jennifer Schuler and it feels so good to be learning a new medium! I love taking art … Continue reading
I am always interested in what we miss when we try to focus on what we see. For example, when you take a photo you will always feel a bit disappointed after the exposure, because it’s never representing what you … Continue reading
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Watercolour Sketchbook :: Carnet aquarelle Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal
I wanted to talk about a new sketchbook that I have been using. I have been struggling with the paper texture as it is very dry… feels alot like Arches paper as it needs alot of water. However, it does … 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 the Montreal Urban Sketchers went to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. I went to the Desmarais Pavilion to see the temporary Napoléon I Gallery. This terracotta sculpture was created by Joseph Chinard in 1805 in Lyon, who was … Continue reading