Original Watercolour by Jean Haines
I have so many wonderful projects on the go at the moment. Many I feel so very lucky to be blessed with. Among them I am working on a series of scenes from old Dubai from when I lived there.These are all from photographs I have taken myself. My own resources which makes them more alive to my artists imagination..
In comparison as subjects compared to the Himba Girls there is a huge difference in my results and sensations as I paint because I am aiming to capture something I have physically seen. I watched the gentleman walking in this market scene. I witnessed the sellers eagerly hoping each passer by would stop at their stall. I understood the need to stand in the shadows of the awnings as the heat became so intense. As a sun lover I too sought the shade.
My book explains how I see colour and how it is effected by light. It plays a large part of my style.
More Dubai scenes will be following soon and news of why.
For now my trip down memory lane is so enjoyable I will go there via my paintbrush and think of amazing friends and artists I have met there and will meet again.
Life is wonderful!