Learn to take advantage of the flowing nature of watercolor to paint the animals you love. Join artist Jean Haines as she shows you how to capture the essence of your pet without ever picking up a pencil. Jean begins the workshop with a conversation about materials and reference photos.
Jean wants you to choose a photo that captures the personality of the animal and gets you excited to paint. Next she moves to a chapter on painting eyes. She explains that if you get the eye right, the rest of the painting should be fairly simple. Next she works through a cat study, a dog study and a completed dog painting.
About Jean Haines
Living in China was a time when studying brush control had the greatest impact on the evolvement of Jeans style. Later working with artists from India and Pakistan introduced vibrant colors in her results compared to her previous quieter watercolors created while living in Europe.
The combination of East meets West in her style is unavoidable and to be enjoyed. Free flow of water along with no fear of working directly minus the use of a preliminary sketch leads Jean to amazing results that often leave viewers of her working in awe. Light and the use of beautiful color 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.
Paintings by Jean can be found in homes all over the world. Favorite subjects are highly sought after from galleries as are places on her ever growingly popular workshops. These are always restricted in number of places to ensure the value for those attending.
Jean is a member of the SWA, Society for Women Artists, and won the Anthony J Lester Award in 2009 during the SWA Annual Exhibition where her work was likened to Joseph Crawhalls from the famous Glasgow Boys. She regularly writes for art magazines and exhibits in many galleries.
Jean Haines, a favorite artist with a unique style and an ever growing following of watercolor fans. This artist of today will surely be a memorable famous artist of the future.
From 1989 to 2006 Jean traveled extensively living in France, Hong Kong, Dubai and Belgium. During this time she spent many years touring Asia and the Middle East. Japan, China, Bali, Thailand, Guam, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Italy, USA, Africa, Egypt and many more wonderful countries have influenced her watercolors.
Although Jean now lives in England traveling is still a major part of her art career.
Visit Jean's Blog for more inspiration - http://watercolourswithlife.blogspot.com/