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Jean Haines Atmospheric Watercolours Book





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This is a celebration of the wet-in-wet technique, and yet it's not a technical book.

Jean Haines explores the creative possibilities of one of watercolour's best tricks, showing you how it can be used for abstraction as well as enhanced reality. While all of her subjects are recognisable for what they are, her paintings are also pure watercolour as she revels in the freedom that the medium allows.

As well as water, which softens shapes and hues, Jean also uses colour to give depth and her control is impressive. Leading by example, she'll show you, through studies and step-by-step demonstrations, how she achieves her remarkable results.

The book progresses from ways to get started, how to choose your subject and some basic techniques with washes, through more adventurous ways, including negative shapes, to the final touches that give your paintings life.

This is very much a book about creativity and inspiration - the mechanics of the technique very much take a back seat - and one which will fill you with enthusiasm.

Book: Search Press. Hardback. 176 pages. Colour throughout
  1. Great new approach to watercolours Review by Rodney Squires

    It's is a fabulous way to create superb watercolours. I have already produced professional looking paintings. (Posted on 08/04/2013)

  2. Jean Haines Atmospheric Watercolours Book, splendid book worth the money Review by Anne Barratt

    This book is inspirational, the free but selective use of vibrant colours produce amazing results, it encourages the artist to loosen up and look for the hidden point of interest and enlarge on that. (Posted on 08/04/2013)

  3. an inspirational book Review by Gillian Simpson

    Jeans enthusiasm flows from the pages of this inspirational book. The text is easy to read and the quality of the paintings make this book difficult to put down. I am trying to use some of her ideas in my watercolour, but as she states, practice, practice , and practice. (Posted on 15/10/2012)

  4. Very Good Review by Gillian Johnson

    I think Jean Haines Atmospheric Watercolours Book is delightful,I also think it is a very good price with the SAA.I aspire to paint like Jean one day in my dreams (Posted on 08/10/2012)

  5. great book Review by Karolyn Mort

    brilliant book has kept me absorbed in it\'s magic of watercolour usage, wholeheartedly recomend (Posted on 01/10/2012)

  6. Jean Haines watercolour books Review by Jan Thurley

    I am a relatively newish beginner who, after a few lessons had begun to get a bit despondant as I dont feel that Im getting anywhere. However my latest purchase has inspired me to try again as her infectious enthusiasm has rubbed off on me. She tells you to paint for the bin so on that premise I must be pretty good after all! (Posted on 01/10/2012)

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