Colour and Light in Watercolour


A stunningly beautiful book that teaches you how to produce loose and expressive watercolour paintings, filled with colour and light.

The book includes sections on materials and techniques, composition, colour and light, and there are three step-by-step projects to help you put everything you have learnt into practice. The huge range of subjects covered, including portraits, still-lifes, animals, flowers and landscapes, has a truly international flavour, reflecting the experiences Jean has gained from living all over the world.


  • Three step-by-step projects
  • Simple exercises
  • Easy-to-follow advice
  • Over 160 illustrations
  • Techniques apply to portraits, still-lifes, animals, flowers and landscapes

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Jean Haines Watercolour Artist

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About The Author

International watercolourist Jean Haines is a member of the Society for Women Artists (SWA), and is well-known for her love of her chosen medium.

Having lived and travelled in many countries, Jean has had the opportunity to develop her skills whilst under the influence of masters from many countries, including Asia, the Middle East and Europe. She studied brush control while living in China and this had the greatest impact on her style. Later, when working with artists from India and Pakistan, she became inspired by the vibrant colours they used. The combination of East meets West in Jean’s style is to be enjoyed.

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The magical free flow of water and colour straight on to a blank working surface (with no initial drawing) creates amazing results, often leaving her audience breathless with delight. Her atmospheric paintings can be found in homes all over the world and in 2009 she won the Anthony J Lester Award during the SWA Annual Exhibition, where her work was likened to Joseph Crawhalls of the famous Glasgow Boys group of artists.

Jean regularly writes for art magazines and exhibits in a number of galleries. Her hugely successful workshops are held regularly in the UK, and her 2014 Australia Book Signing and Workshop Tour is already sold out. In 2015 she will be visiting California, New York and St Louis in the USA for an exciting new book launch and book signing tour.

Jean lives in Crookham Village, Hampshire.

Product details

  • Publication: 09 July 2010
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844484881
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Pages: 64
  • Publisher: Search Press

Additional information

Weight .62 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 29.2 cm


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