Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour by Jean Haines
Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour
Painting with energy and life by Jean Haines
In this beautiful book, best-selling author Jean Haines shows you how to breathe life into your flower paintings, and experience the pleasure that can be gained from the art of painting flowers.
Jean Haines is arguably one of the worlds most accomplished and inspirational artists, and in this, her fifth book, she explores one of her most beloved subjects - flowers. Taking inspiration from her own beautiful garden in the English countryside where she lives, Jean takes you on an artistic journey that not only teaches you how to create gorgeous paintings, but also shares with you the joy to be gained from the simple act of painting flowers.
In this beautiful book, Jean explains with passion and enthusiasm how to loosen up your painting style and include just enough detail in your paintings to portray the essence of flowers, bringing them to life on the paper and infusing them with vibrancy and energy. She shares unreservedly the materials and techniques she uses, provides a wealth of expert tips and advice, and guides you step-by-step through numerous studies and projects. Throughout the book there are many glorious examples of Jeans paintings of a dazzling variety of flowers, providing an abundance of inspiration for artists of all abilities.
Jean uses Daniel Smith materials in this book but other materials can be used to achieve similar results.
Table of Contents
Why paint flowers?
The bare necessities
All about colour
Seeds of ideas
The point of no return
To Bee or Not to Bee
Painting white flowers
Simplifying complicated shapes
Taking flight with white
Seasons of life
Using our imagination
A change in direction
Going for gold
Thinking outside the box
About Jean Haines
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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