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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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“When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.” ― Winslow Homer These past two weeks I had a wonderful opportunity to create many paintings for the same person way … Continue reading
The temperatures have soared this past week and we had a high of 14C and the snow is melting fast. So I hurried out today for my last snow scene painting of the season as by this weekend, the fields … Continue reading
• Pour bin finir, o faut bien commencer. — To finish well, start well. • Meûx vaut parder un pain qu’ine faumée. — Better to lose the loaf than the oven. • Avant de feire in fagot, o faut bin commencer. — Before … Continue reading
After generous comments from subscribers, friends and followers on my blog, I wish to thank you–when there are no comments, it seems void. So for this painting, I decided to take the time to “think” before I started drawing. So … 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