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Publisher Search Press
Edition BB Hardback
Dimensions 216x280 mm
Page Extent 176
Publication Date 01 May 2015
Jean Haines' distinctive, expressive style is influenced by the places she's lived in and the people she's met during her life, and in this beautiful, inspiring book she takes you on an exciting journey through her world of watercolour painting. She provides practical advice and guidance for artists of all abilities using clearly written text, step-by-step studies and numerous examples of her work, all delivered with the same passion and enthusiasm that characterise her painting and her life.
Step into Jean Haines’ distinctive, exciting world of watercolour with this, the ultimate guide to her influences, style and work. Jean's loose, expressive paintings are filled with colour and personality, embracing a range of subjects that includes flowers, animals, people and places, all influenced by the countries and cities she's lived in and the people she's met during her life. This beautiful book contains easy-to-follow and inspiring introductory sections such as ‘an artist’s treasure chest’ and ‘the colour gym’, offering practical guidance and in-depth exercises in an innovative and accessible way, and the numerous examples of Jean’s work will inspire and encourage novice as well as experienced artists. After this introductory section, the book shows the reader how to put the skills they've learned into practice with gorgeous step-by-step projects packed full of expert tips and advice, encouraging them to move forward and develop their own style of working. Like her painting, Jean's writing is filled with passion and enthusiasm, transporting the reader through a world of watercolour that will not fail to excite and inspire.
Step into Jean’s world: learn about her influences and how she discovered her distinctive, expressive style
Flex your colour and technique muscles in Jean’s ‘colour gym’, using the clear step-by-step exercises to build up your skills and confidence
The gorgeous step-by-step projects are packed with top tips and advice, and will help you to create stunning artworks of your own
Contains a wealth of examples of Jean’s work to excite and inspire you
About the Artist
Prize-winning and inspirational watercolourist Jean Haines is well-known for her love of her chosen medium and the ability to instil enthusiasm and motivation in all around her. Having lived and travelled in many countries, this popular international artist and teacher has developed her skills while under the influence of masters from many countries, including Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The magical free flow of water and colour straight on to a blank working surface creates amazing results, often leaving her sell-out audiences breathless with delight.
Jean runs hugely popular international watercolour workshops for artists from around the globe, and her highly sought-after paintings can similarly be found in homes all over the world. Jean is a member of the SWA, Society for Women Artists, and has won numerous awards for her work, including the Anthony J Lester Award during the SWA Annual Exhibition, and the SAA Professional Artist of the Year, Experimental and Abstract Award. She regularly writes for art magazines and exhibits in a number of galleries.
Jean lives in Hampshire, UK.
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