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Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor

By Lian Quan Zhen

Format: Hardcover

SKU# V6736

You’ll Love this Chinese Watercolor Painting Book If:

  • You want to explore classic and modern landscape painting techniques
  • You love the look of Lian Quan Zhen’s work and want to hear tips from the artist himself
  • You are a watercolor artist looking to explore landscapes

Lian Quan Zhen is known for his classic combination of Eastern and Western art. Now you can follow along through 27 complete watercolor landscape painting demonstrations in this exciting watercolor painting book. Learn how to paint landscapes in watercolor in Lian’s charming style. In addition to tips and techniques for how to paint Chinese landscapes, this book also includes American and other landscapes from around the world.

In addition to the necessary tools and tricks to creating landscapes in watercolor, Lian Quan Zhen also shows you tips for working plein air, or outdoors and well as how to capture mood and emotion in your work. This watercolor painting book is great for artists of all skill levels and includes a brief history of Chinese painting!

In Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor You’ll Learn:

  • How to compose and create perspective in your watercolor landscapes
  • What tools and techniques you’ll need for Chinese painting and watercolor painting
  • How to depict all 4 seasons using a Chinese painting style

A Word from Lian Quan Zhen:

“Chinese painting has trained me to use minimum strokes and fewer colors to achieve maximum effects. It has also helped me learn how to control water and color on raw Shaun paper (nonsized rice paper), which is similar to paper tower in its absorbance and blending. Chinese painting has helped me not set out to paint each artwork as a masterpiece, but to respect the piece as a work in progress.” – Lian Quan Zhen

SKU V6736
Author/Speaker/Editor Lian Quan Zhen
Format Hardcover
ISBN 13 9781440322655
Number Of Pages 128

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Beautiful but where is the model ? Review by bruno

I bought this book and it is very practical
there is a lot of exercise but it's will be more easy to have the draw model in pdf version or in the book into the annexe for reproduct it. Do you no if models are available to download on this site ?

(sorty for the english, i'm french)

(Posted on 6/15/2014)

Bonus demos are now available Review by Sarah L.

The four bonus demos are available on the website, visit the following URL for four free demos in watercolor by Lian Quan Zhen. The subjects are Boats in Spring, Canyon in Winter, Waterfall in Summer and New England in Fall.

(Posted on 1/22/2014)

Fascinating and enlightening Review by Amy

Even for those not interested in "Chinese" painting, I believe this book will go far to improve an artist's western-style watercolor painting. And that is one purpose of the book: it compares and contrasts the two and Lian explains how each has strengthened his work.

I'm so excited to try Lian's techniques. Simple, illustrative strokes, instead of little painstaking marks; minimal palette (three colors) and materials and so very much more.

It's totally unfair to rate this book based on how one feels about the bookseller, by the way.

(Posted on 11/18/2013)

Chinese Landscape Painting Bonus Demo Links Review by North Light Customer Service Team

Hi Donna – we’re sorry you weren’t able to access the Chinese Landscape Painting bonus demonstrations right away. However, we’re happy to report that the demo videos are now available on Artist’s Network at the following link: Enjoy!

(Posted on 9/24/2013)

Great book, but broken links for all bonus demos Review by Donna

I would rate this book a five, it is instructive, informative, and Lian's painting style is fantastic. BUT, once again, North Light has produced a book with links for bonus demos and the links don't work. All you get is a message that the website has changed and the page is no longer available. The search box yields nothing, and emails to customer service get no reply. This might be understandable if the book was published awhile ago, but this one only just went to print and isn't even out for distribution yet.

(Posted on 7/26/2013)

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