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Books & Painting Demo DVDs

Books (no book available to order until Fall 2013)

Chinese Landscape Techniques For Watercolor will publish in Fall, 2013 by North Light Books. Through a number of step-by-step demonstrations, readers will learn how to paint landscapes in a variety of techniques including Chinese and traditional Western watercolor style.

Painting Chinese Watercolors - Combine Classic Chinese Painting Principles with Western Watercolor Techniques
This 2009 edition published by Metro Books, New York, N.Y, by arrangement with F+W Media, Inc. It combines Lian's first book Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors, and second book
Chinese Watercolor Painting Techniques - Painting Animals.

Out of print.

Chinese Watercolor Techniques For Exquisite Flowers: publishing in Feb. 2009 by North Light Books. 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.

This book is North Light's main feature book of February, 2009.
Out of print.

Chinese Watercolor Painting Techniques - Painting Animals, published in December 2004 by North Light Books. Lian's powerful art illustrates the limitless creative possibilities of Chinese and watercolor paintings. He combines his inspirational art with clear, practical instruction in easy-to-follow demonstrations. You are sure to discover nature's beauty in new ways as you uncover the secrets of Lian's art.

This book is North Light's main selection book of February, 2005.
Out of print.

 

Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors, published in November 2000 by North Light Books. Lian demonstrates both Chinese painting and watercolor painting techniques, and the integration between eastern and western arts. It has total 144 pages and 246 illustrations. The book was publish by North Light Books in United States and by David & Charles in England.

This book is North Light's main selection book of January, 2001.
Out of print.

Spirit of Life, Fifty-page book shows 56 Lian Zhen's painting dated from 1993 to 2003.  

Out of print.  
 
 
Painting demo DVDs (12 sets in high quality) Giclee prints of 6 paintings from these DVDs are available click Archival Limited Giclee Prints


Watercolor Painting Demos:


Each DVD shows painting the subjects step-by-step in details. It also includes explanations of the materials used and the composition methods. Images shown below are the actual demo paintings.

1. Koi & Goldfish
(82 minutes, one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
International order: see detail at bottom of this page

2. Sea Turtles
(120 minutes,
one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
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3. Grapes
(85 minutes,
one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
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4. Peony & Hummingbird

(97 minutes,
one painting from beginning to end)
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Giclee prints of above 4 paintings are available click Archival Limited Giclee Prints
5. Figures
(96 minutes, two paintings from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
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6. Frogs in the Pond

(98 minutes,one painting from beginning to end)
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7. Elephants
(80 minutes,
one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
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8. Snow Harmony
(100 minutes,
one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
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Giclee prints of Elephants and Snow Harmony are available click Archival Limited Giclee Prints

9. Splash & Blow
(6 objects painted with splashing and blowing techniques step by step demos, 108 minutes)
for USA customer only!
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10. Barn

(90 minutes,
one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only!
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Chinese Painting Demos DVDs (each includes Chinese painting mounting demo):


1. Spontaneous Style: It shows steps-by-step painting techniques (110 minutes, including all subjects shown bellow)
for USA customer only! International order: see detail at bottom of this page

 

2. Half Spontaneous & Half Detail Style: (Angelfish in the Coral World 115 minutes, one painting from beginning to end)
for USA customer only! International order: see detail below
Giclee prints of Angelfish in the Coral World is available click Archival Limited Giclee Prints
DVD order for international Customers: Email your order to lianzhen@yahoo.com for price quote.

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Upon receiving your payment, your order shipped within in approximately two business days.
Money back guarantee or exchange within 30 days of purchasing if the DVDs are not playable.


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