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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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“There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings… Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change… There was a strange stillness… The … Continue reading
Just before starting to paint, I think about the 3 colours that I will use and I always start with the blue… I find that this is “the”colour that determines alot of the atmosphere in a painting. Today, by choosing … Continue reading
Today my students and I went outside on this sunny fall day to draw trees for my Typography & Design course. Trees are this week’s theme and I will be giving them a different theme to draw every week of … Continue reading
I painted this yesterday and I was so unsatisfied with it that I decided not to post it… and this morning, I changed my mind, just for education purposes. I do not know if you have noticed that my perspective … Continue reading