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Chinese Brush Painting – A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques

This comprehensive guide shows the aspiring artist how to master Chinese brush painting techniques and attitudes. Intended as a “how to” manual, it takes students step by step through the creative process. The heart of the book is devoted to detailed methods for painting such simple subjects as bamboo and plum blossoms and then moves on to more ambitious subjects: a bird, fish, and landscapes. Numerous illustrations and paintings, many in color, complement the text. Additional chapters show how to adapt Chinese brush painting to Western subjects.
Reprint of the William Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., London, 1987 edition.

Celestial Watercolor – Learn to Paint the Zodiac Constellations and Seasonal Night Skies

The zodiac has been used for a millennia to bring humans closer to the cosmos. With this creative masterpiece, it’s your turn to travel nearer the heavens following simple directions for painting each of the constellations, accompanied by information about each sign of the zodiac. A basic introduction to watercolor techniques and its tools will get you started.

Learn how to paint the beautiful night sky throughout the seasons while learning about sun signs and their place in astrology with Celestial Watercolor—complete with an overview of the tools and techniques of watercolor.

Watercolor A to Z

Watercolor—easy as A, B, C.

This comprehensive, hands-on watercolor workshop features 26 core lessons, from “A” (animals) to “Z” (zeroing in on your artistic style). In between you’ll find expert advice on painting an exciting range of popular subjects, including:

• barns and buildings
• clouds
• eagles and other birds
• flowers
• glass
• hills and valleys
• ice and snow
• landscapes
• seascapes
• boats
• people and portraits
• still lifes
• trees
• cityscapes
• and more!

Chinese Watercolor Techniques for Exquisite Flowers

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 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.