Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor

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Minimum stroke – maximum effect

Learn how to make each brushstroke count when painting classically beautiful landscapes using a combination of traditional and modern watercolor techniques.

Master artist and teacher Lian Quan Zhen shows how to blend Eastern and Western art theories, materials and techniques to create landscapes with graceful simplicity.

Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor includes 27 start-to-finish demonstrations, which show how to capture the spirit and mood of the landscape in all types of weather and in all four seasons. It also features a wide variety of landscape subjects from America and around the world.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (August 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440322651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440322655
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

Customer Reviews

He is the best!

3 people found this helpful.
 on September 30, 2013
By Happy Granny
Liam never disappoints. He does everything with flair and beauty. The combination of watercolor and Chinese brush painting is fabulous and the readers is left wanting to try duplicate each and every page. He gives detailed instruction and makes the reader feel they too can do this. Love his work and thankful for yet another beautiful book.

I bought this one for my iPad and it’s wonderful to be able to zoom into the paintings to …

One person found this helpful.
 on July 10, 2015
By Rowena
I have Lian Zhen’s earlier works in book form. I bought this one for my iPad and it’s wonderful to be able to zoom into the paintings to see the detail. I have attended one of his workshops and his technique may appear simple but the darks that he manages to achieve with such a limited palette are dramatic and the colours don’t lose their transparent vibrancy. I am very pleased that he has compiled a book devoted exclusively to landscape.

Serious artists NEED this book. A treasure

 on June 10, 2017
By Faculty in California
This book is a treasure. Clear instructions and dazzling reproductions. Most art books are only picture books. This one is a deep collection of concrete steps to do this kind of painting. He’s a true master.

Great for learning

 on January 8, 2018
By S. Wagner
Was so glad this book was not out of print just what I wanted

Five Stars

 on April 28, 2017
By Michael T. Wickham
Wonderful Book Great Artist !

Lian zhen- master watercolor artist and teacher

One person found this helpful.
 on January 2, 2014
By william Evans
Lian Zhen is a master. He has an insight to watercolor painting that allows

I am enjoying the text at the moment, it …

 on January 13, 2017
By Larry Catlin
I am enjoying the text at the moment, it is very informative about chinese style painting and Chinese water color. I have been reading int every chance I get am hoping to start using some of the techniques I learn.

A unique art book

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 14, 2013
By Jan Apfel
This is a unique and beautiful book that explains how to combine Chinese painting and traditional watercolor. The exercises are clear and fun to do. I will refer to it many times in the future because it is so full of new and useful information.

This is one of Lian Quan Zhen’s best books; our group is using it as a …

 on May 31, 2017
By Nancy Melton
This is one of Lian Quan Zhen’s best books; our group is using it as a study guide for next year.

wonderful

One person found this helpful.
 on January 1, 2015
By Joan North
Great to have so much information on Chinese sumi-e AND watercolor painting, how the two can be incorporated together, plus step by step guidelines for several paintings. Terrific book.

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