Atmospheric Animals in Watercolour by Jean Haines

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Atmospheric Animals in Watercolour by Jean Haines is a comprehensive instructional and inspirational title that will encourage you to paint animals with spirit and vitality.

Best-selling author and world renowned professional artist, Jean Haines, will show you how to to capture lively portraits of animals - from domestic cats and dogs, wild lions and giraffes. Known for her vibrant colours and expressive, innovative painting techniques, Jean will how you step by step how to bring the same qualities to your own work.

Throughout the book you'll be encouraged to approach the subject with a delicate touch. Jean starts her instruction by covering simple, monochrome artworks before progressing onto more vivid paintings that incorporate unusual textures. Taking inspiration from nature, Jean shows how to accurately portray the animals' spirit to inject life into your paintins.

Equally suitable for both beginners and experienced artists alike, this book includes a wealth of advice that covers both techniques and materials. Jean shares all her favourite materials as well as tips and advice for painting wildlife, inspired by the animals themselves. All the while encouraging you to progress and find your own path. The book includes images of Jean's own paintings, showcasing a 'Noah's Ark' of different animals to inspire your own artistic journey.

160 page hardback with dust jacket. 216x280 mm


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  • Author’s welcome 6
  • Introduction 8
  • Igniting the passion 10
  • The bear necessities 14
  • Getting started: Simple studies 30
  • Step-by-step Elephant in monochrome 34
  • Learning from animals 38
  • Step-by-step Hedgehog 44
  • Inspiration from nature 48
  • For the love of dogs 52
  • Step-by-step Italian Spinone: Humphrey 64
  • Feline fine 68
  • Step-by-step Socks 74
  • A walk on the wild side 80
  • Down under 94
  • Step-by-step Sleepy Koala 96
  • Under the sea 106
  • Step-by-step Starfish 108
  • Step-by-step Octopus 116
  • A mammoth task 122
  • Seeing double 132
  • Be unique: sheep 138
  • Bugs and butterflies 144
  • Creative art 152
  • Magical interpretations 158
  • Index 160
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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.

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.


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