"On The Beach"
Original Watercolour by Jean Haines
Today I am loading my car with a collection of paintings to deliver to the Peter Hedley Gallery in Dorset. I was selected from the SWA,Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition to take part in a show there last Autumn. During the exhibition my work sold so well that I was invited to become a gallery artist. Now I continue to return with new work on a regular basis.
The painting " On the Beach" is one of my favourites from the show and sold immediately. I became fascnated with how the light played on this childs arm so the whole painting evolved around that section. No preliminary sketch. Just colour guiding my brushmarks as always.
I am often asked what is my best selling subject and I have to honestly answer I don't have one. Everything seems to sell. My cockerels are collected and expected in nearly every show. Flowers are always popular and animals seem to "walk off walls". I don't even think it is the subject that sells. I think it is the style. It is unique and fresh and is popular because no one knows what to expect next from me. To be very honest I don't either!
If you are near Dorset ,UK do look into the Peter Hedley Gallery. They have some very fine artists including Victor Ambrus and Nicholas St. John Rosse.