Chien Chung Wei

Chien Chung-Wei: Spontaneous Watercolor


Video Length: 2 Hours 53 Minutes
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Discover Chien Chung-Wei’s Brilliant Techniques Responsible For His Award-Winning Masterpieces!

“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:

  • Wet-in-wet watercolor washes
  • How to control value
  • Proper brushwork
  • How to balance water and color the RIGHT way to gain maximum control of the paint
  • How to create RICH colors (no wimpy watercolor!)
  • Techniques to create textures
  • Perspective and depth
  • and so much more!


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”

  • Discover Chien’s award-winning “Posture and Paint” technique for an almost-immediate improvement to your painting!
  • How to use a variety of unique brushstrokes to imply details in real space…
  • How to set goals, and how to execute at each stage from sketching to finishing touches…
  • How to use minimal details to create maximum energy in your paintings
  • Discover how Chien embraces the spirits and character of the Western watercolor masters over the last two centuries…
  • Watch in great detail how Chien recreates his most famous masterpiece, “Ambience of Jiufen,” and apply his techniques to your own art...
  • Learn the logic of the “Efficient Connection” that guides Chien’s masterful brushstrokes...
  • Discover how to paint a street scene...
  • About three hours of nonstop explanation during the painting process
  • Principles of composition that attract viewers to your painting (you simply cannot miss this!)
  • PLUS: How to eliminate the blocks that are holding back your progress … if you rely on photos, you MUST listen to this
  • ...and so much more!



Meet Your Instructor, Chien Chung-Wei(AWS, D.F.)

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:

  • Wet-in-wet watercolor washes
  • How to control value
  • Proper brushwork
  • How to balance water and color the RIGHT way to gain maximum control of the paint
  • How to create RICH colors (no wimpy watercolor!)
  • Techniques to create textures
  • Perspective and depth
  • and so much more!


Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Chien Chung-Wei: Spontaneous Watercolor

What an EXCELLENT course this was that Chien Chung-Wei put together for us. I will watch it many times over. He covers so much! Love how he is constantly emphasizing rhythm and balance. Truly excellent!!! Thank you!

Chien Chung-Wei: Spontaneous Watercolor

What a great lesson this is !! I like Master Chien's philosophy and techniques in painting watercolors. He makes watercolor paintings so beautifully and artistically. Thanks fo Chien's great demos and instructions.


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.

Chein Chung Wei impressive

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.