Thursday, 14 May 2015

Goodbye " How to Paint Colour and Light"

"How to Paint Colour and Light"
My first book.

I have mixed feelings this morning. I have just heard from my publisher that they expect to sell the last copies of my first book " How to Paint Colour and Light" within the next two months. This will see the reprinting of this book come to an end.

This book was my leap into being an author and it meant so much to me. But I had limited freedom in writing it in that it had a set number of pages I had to adhere to because it sat in a series of " How To" books. I was so lucky to be invited to be included in this series as at that time as I was unknown in publishing circles. But my publisher took a risk with an unknown author and from there I continued to write "Atmospheric Watercolours" which has become so popular worldwide and of course my new book " Jean Haines World of Watercolour" has just been launched.  

"How to Paint Colour and Light" stood out in its own right from the series as it has sold so well. So my publisher invited me to expand it. I have grown so much in the time since I first started writing and the new additional chapters to this book will bring it more inline to how my other books " feel". Now I have no page number restrictions I can really throw my all into the new edition which so already looks very exciting.

But I must admit. I feel quite sad that my first book will no longer be available in its' current format. In fact I am going to buy one of the last copies because this is the biggest memory in my career. The day I was offered the very first contract to write this book. My excitement and happiness. And this book has been the doorway to my other publications.

The last copy of " How to Paint Colour and Light" will be sold soon but it really has been a very good friend to me.

Goodbye " How to Paint Colour and Light" in  its' old look!


You can still order copies from but when the last copy has gone, thats' it!


Leona said...

so glad Ive got mine - that will be 3 for me to treasure and use and love - thank you for all your help and inspiration in person and in print x

Trilbycole said...

Jean I have a copy of this great book. So sad to see it go. It is such a handy treasure