Synopses & Reviews
Through a number of step-by-step demonstrations, readers will learn how to paint flowers in a variety of techniques including Chinese Spontaneous style, Chinese Detail style and traditional Western watercolor style. In addition, the author provides creative twists to each style including printing with glass, wrinkling rice paper, using a glue resist, blowing color and painting on primed canvas. A concise chapter on composition will provide readers with everything they need to be successful by covering placement, balance, dynamic movement and focal points. The flowers portrayed in the book are favorites among watercolor painters and many are painted in two styles to provide a variety of options to readers.
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 demonstrations16 popular flowers, 8 of them in both Western and Eastern stylesTraditional Chinese painting materials and techniques4 creative variations for further experimentationLian 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.