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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 22 May 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215455
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £10.00 (4 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP Price: £19.99
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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Flowers in Watercolour


Painting with energy and life by Jean Haines

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Book Description

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.

'This is an extraordinary book.' Review of Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours in The Artist Magazine

'It simply dazzles on the page and makes you want to grab your brushes and get going straight away.' Review of Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours in The Leisure Painter

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

Authors welcome


Why paint flowers?

The bare necessities


All about colour

Seeds of ideas

First steps

Simply blue

The point of no return

To Bee or Not to Bee

Painting white flowers

Simplifying complicated shapes

Standing tall

Taking flight with white

Seasons of life







Sweet Pea




The journey

Using our imagination

A change in direction

Abstract impressions

Going for gold

Thinking outside the box


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About the Author

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.



SAA Paint

Jean Haines is an amazing painter. Her watercolours are about as far from representation you can get without venturing into abstraction, yet they capture the essence of her subjects perfectly.

These are not flowers for the botanist - theres almost no detail and they appear as if out of the mist, shimmering, even moving in the light. Jean's interest is in colours and shapes and how these can be manipulated to reveal not just the appearance of her subjects but their spirit. These flowers are not specimens on a page but living entities that suprise and delight. It's impossible not to feel uplifted by them.

To help you achieve this, Jean includes discussions about her subjects, as well as exercises that help you get to grips with her personal way of working. You'll kearn not just to paint, but to see, observe and understand. You may have gathered that I'm a fan. I love how Jean creates not just an image but a way of expressing your inner feelings and soul of your subject.

The New Zeland Artist

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