$99.97Video Length: 2 Hours 53 Minutes
“Spontaneous Watercolor” is a 3 hour video that will show you exactly how Chien created his award-winning masterpiece “Ambience of Jiufen.”
Chien’s instructions have been professionally translated to English by another award-winning artist, so you can be assured that nothing is “lost in translation.”
As you follow Chien’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll soon realize that painting in watercolor is like building a house.
You’ll start from the structural design, moving on to the laying of the ground floor in a large area … all the way to finishing the final details.
According to Chien, the entire process is run through a kind of logic.
He calls this logic “Efficient Connection.”
You see, every brushstroke has a reason. Understanding those reasons will have a tremendous impact on your artwork. Inside the video, Chien will explain as he demonstrates the techniques and materials he uses.
You’re going to learn techniques like:
This video is perfect for anyone, no matter your skill level in watercolor.
If you’re interested in street scene painting and you’d like to have a deeper understanding of the principles of composition, this video is simply a must-have.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s inside “Spontaneous Watercolor”
Chien is the first artist in Taiwan to become a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. He has also achieved the prestigious position of Dolphin Fellow with the AWS.
He’s the author of the bestselling books “The Intrigue of Form” and “Learning Watercolor from Demonstrations.”
Artists and collectors say the watercolor works of Chien appear to embrace the spirit and character of Western watercolor masters over the last two centuries.
His works are delicate and classic, reminiscent of the works of William Henry Hunt and Myles Birket Foster.
You can see the spirits of such great watercolor masters as Thomas Girtin, John Sell Cotman, J.M.W. Turner, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Edward Seago in his works.
He has also broken the boundary between watercolors and oil paints. He created a series of works using watercolors and gouache that look like Romantic oil paintings of the 19th century.
Those works totally changed the conventional impression of watercolors.
His colors are expressive and classic, laid down with masterful brushstrokes that endow every character with a rich fullness.
He creates the beauty and intrigue of form even with ordinary subjects — and that’s the enchantment of his watercolors.
Today, you get the chance to learn from this amazing artist and discover new skills that will propel your art to an entirely different level.
Fans around the world describe Chien Chung-Wei’s work as reminiscent of William Henry Hunt and Myles Birket Foster.
Discover exactly how he does it, apply his techniques today, and see an almost-immediate improvement in your art!
Here’s just a few of the techniques Chien will be covering in this course:
Great video. Dubbing did not bother me because you are witnessing the painting of a wonderful piece of art. You almost do not need audio.
A great video that taught me much more than I Knew. Maybe even more if I could speak mandarin but the voice over was bearable.
I really enjoyed this video and was immediately able to put his techniques to use in my own paintings, with good results. While this video is more of a masterclass for competent painters, there is plenty that people at any stage of their painting journey can use. And it's simply very inspiring to watch Chien Chung Wei work his magic. The translation is well done, as is the voiceover, which sounds natural and professional.
I've seen other videos of Chien painting and even though his English is very broken I prefer that to the translation. But the detail provided from his sketch and his reasoning behind it is excellent. That, and the actual painting process step by step is a great inspiration for personal improvement in my own journey. Nobody paints watercolor quite like him. I'll never achieve his prowess but a nugget here and there is priceless. Recommend it to all artists for an inside perspective.
Chien is an inspiring watercolor artist with his unique contemporary techniques , combining traits from Oil painting, flowing Chinese brush painting style and detailed classical sketching techniques . Simple but very effective use of basic colour palette, but very expressive. He is also a Great teacher, systematic and methodical. Gives insight both in details and big picture-wise.
My issue with the video is more the technical side - how do I get the original Chinese l commentary from Chien himself? Mine only comes in English. And it is not possible to pause midway during the demonstration.