Painting flowers doesn’t have to be tight or tedious. Join artist Jean Haines as she shows you how to get loose with your rose watercolor paintings. Jeans starts the workshop with a quick discussion about working from live flowers and reference photos. Next she gives you an overview of her materials and then jumps into painting. She starts with a zero pressure warm up exercise to get her into the paint and excited about painting.
Jean’s painting process takes advantage of the natural qualities of watercolor and the qualities you can get from 300 lb paper. Next she moves on to a rose study, which means she's observing the rose more closely, thinking about color and value. paints a rose study. She observes the rose, thinking about the color and values. She lays pigment on dry paper, brings water in to soften edges and then pulls out lighter petals. In her final painting, a complete painting, Jean works much larger on a half sheet of watercolor paper. She begins similarly to her previous warm up and study but works larger and with more details.
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.