Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Expression, Freedom and Style Hardcover – 30 May 2012
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Well known for her passion for art, exciting techniques and love of colour, Jean takes you on an inspirational painting journey in which you'll encounter, amongst other things, magical watercolour flow, glorious washes, sunbursts, and a magnificent 'hotting it up' finale. Light and the use of beautiful colour along with the ability to take any ordinary subject and turn it into an extraordinary painting with consistently unique results is what many artists aspire to achieve. Furthermore Jean has the ability to install enthusiasm and inspirational motivation in all around her.-Wey Gallery --Wey Gallery
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"It simply dazzles on the page and makes you want to grab your brushes and get going straight away." --"Leisure Painter" (July 2012)
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For many years I have tried loosening up my watercolour technique to little avail, but after reading through only a few chapters, by following the author's advice on brush control and admiring her incredible watercolour sketches in the book, my own flower sketches have taken on a new life. When some professional artist friends commented on the improvement they see in my recent sketches, then something must be going right, thanks to the tutoring in Jean Haines' book!
A must-have reference book for all aspiring water-colourists, whether they paint flowers, landscapes or whatever.
I would recommend this book to anyone; and particularly to those who are facing the dreaded painter's block.
By reading this book, not only will you be sent "racing for your brushes", but you will perhaps gain a whole new way of looking at life. Atmospheric Watercolours could change your life! It is a truly beautiful and inspirational book, one that I know I am going to read time and time again.
No painting book can be the same from now on - this book sets a new bar for artists who write books where quite often 'a miracle' happens in their demos between the penultimate and the final picture of a painting which they call a 'few finishing touches'!
This book emanates inspiration and invokes an 'I can do it' response! Brilliant.
Haven't done a book review before (and after reading this you may think "hope she never does one again!!!!" and maybe I should wait until it's finished but am just a lot excited about this one!!!!! It is full of Jean's secrets written in her own easy, inimitable, encouraging way, as if she is talking intimately to you, the reader. She shares moments and memories of her past..... a lovely insight into the Jean we don't get to hear about.....
I have done the first few exercises in the book following just what she did and guess what?????? They turned out and I think the penny might finally be dropping. If any of you have been lucky enough to either see Jean demonstrate or go to a workshop, she makes things look so easy.... well we all know it isn't... right????
Easy comes from years of practice, experience and desire, but.... and this is what I really want to share, this book opens the door and certainly for me has given me those all so sought after glimpses of what I'm looking for...... that's why I was so excited about it and apart from everything else, retiring, exhibition on Saturday, holiday next Wednesday etc etc....... well you can now understand why I couldn't sleep. I said to my husband at 3:30 I think I might get up... he said "What are you going to do.... paint?" Of course I said no....... hmmmm thought she indignantly does he really think I was going to get up and paint at 3:30 in the morning, how ridiculous!!!!!! Am beginning to think he knows me too well (note to self... need to become more mysterious!!!Read more ›
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Very good. More relaxed free-style for watercolours. See photo for first effort.Published 1 month ago by Phil jones
A very useful book especially as I am investigating less formal presentation of my paintings.Published 4 months ago by eileen