Chien Chung-Wei became an overnight sensation when the art world discovered his breathtaking watercolor paintings.
Since then, artists everywhere want to know Chien’s painting secrets.
His most famous piece, called the “Ambience of Jiufen” attracted the attention of artists and collectors alike.
Fans around the world describe his works as reminiscent of William Henry Hunt and Myles Birket Foster. Some have said Chien’s paintings embody the spirit of great watercolor masters, such as Thomas Girtin, John Singer Sargent, John Sell Cotman, and other great masters.
Chien is the first artist in Taiwan to become a proud signature member of the American Watercolor Society and an AWS Dolphin Fellow.
In Spontaneous Watercolor, Chien reveals his secrets for painting that prize-winning piece — “Ambience of Jiufen.”
He’ll walk you through his entire process from start to finish so that by the end of the video, you’ll have your own masterpiece to hang.
The techniques and insights he’s sharing are unique to his approach, particularly his brilliant “Posture and Paint” technique which enables you to have maximum control of your watercolor.
Designed for artists at every skill level, all you have to do is watch how Chien does it, follow his instruction, and apply it for yourself.
To help you even further in your quest to become a better watercolor artist, we’re pairing Chien Chung-Wei’s video with a top-seller from our collection — Dan Marshall: Cityscapes in Watercolor
Watercolor, with its rich pigments and wet-on-wet soft washes is perfect for creating mood in your paintings.
Join artist Dan Marshall as he shows you how to take advantage of watercolor’s most unique properties to create a sense of atmosphere in your work.
Starting in the studio, Dan explains the tools that help him create his award-winning paintings. You’ll learn how to handle your pigments more confidently by exploring the five thicknesses of watercolor paint.
Dan shows you easy ways to practice atmospheric washes and practical ways to improve your linework. Plus you’ll learn compositions you can use on your very next painting.
Now he takes you outside to paint a complete street scene. Dan teaches you how to work quickly so you can spend more time painting and less time waiting for your watercolor to dry.
Large washes will set the moody tone of the painting and then you’ll build up shapes wet-into-wet. Learn how to use neutrals to create a wonderful sense of atmosphere and how to add final pops of color and just the right details to capture the energy of the scene.
Master what makes watercolor unique and create paintings filled with mystery and ambiance in Cityscapes in Watercolor, Capturing Mood & Atmosphere.
Speed up your progression by studying with these two highly-accomplished watercolor artists.