Book Review: Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style


Jean Haines' watercolour style is characterised by the use of water over pigment, creating a very loose style.

In her book Atmospheric Watercolours, she teaches her style of painting through a series of step-by-step tutorials that are clear and easy to follow along. The goal, as suggested by the book title, is to capture the mood and atmosphere of the subjects. The examples features are mostly of objects, there are no landscape paintings.

I find her work to be a mixture of representational and abstract. There's fluidity in the water and her washes. The mixture of colours is sometimes quite exciting, she likes to mix colours wet on wet. Paint flowing down from the page is an effect commonly seen.

You can visit her website to check out more of her artworks to see if you like her style.

The book's a 176-page hardcover.

Recommended to watercolour artists who like the loose style, or experiment with a different painting technique.

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style

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