Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers

Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers

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Bridging the gap between Eastern and Western styles, step-by-step demonstrations offer a guide to painting an array of flowers, including Chinese Detail style and Western watercolor, using various techniques, including printing with glass, blowing color, and painting on primed canvas.

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East meets West

Combine Chinese and Western painting techniques to create beautiful flower paintings.

In this beautifully illustrated book, two proud traditions mix and mingle to create fresh watercolor expressions. Learn how to infuse your flowers with new life using a combination of traditional Chinese brush painting and Western watercolor techniques.

  • 80 pages of exciting step-by-step watercolor demonstrations
  • 16 popular flowers, 8 of them in both Western and Eastern styles
  • Traditional Chinese painting materials and techniques
  • 4 creative variations for further experimentation

Lian Quan Zhen makes Eastern art ideas and techniques accessible and approachable. Written with both beginning and advanced artists in mind, the lessons in this book will sharpen your sense of composition, enrich your use of color and help you capture the essence of your flower subjects.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781600610882
Branch Call Number: 751.42243 Z61cf
Characteristics: 128 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Nov 14, 2016

The guy can paint, OK? But the hybrid Eastern/Western results (as reproduced in the book) lack any delicacy or simplicity.
This book is perhaps best as a how-to rather than an exhibition of works.


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