Saturday, June 15, 2013

excellent video by Lian Quan Zhen


      
      "Join ArtistsNetwork.tv and artist Lian Quan Zhen as he shows you how to introduce Chinese painting techniques into your watercolors so you can loosen up and paint more freely. Using only watercolor brushes, paints and paper, Lian explains how to use the materials to bring in the strokes and style of Chinese brush painting. After painting a few small studies designed to get you comfortable with the techniques of spraying, blowing, spattering, finger painting and using your brush in new ways, Lian moves on to paint a pair of ducks in a sunset-filled pond combining traditional and Chinese watercolor techniques. By the end of this video you'll have be able to create beautiful, spontaneous pictures and, most of all, to have fun while you're painting."