Lian teaches basic techniques such as compositions and coloring, and his unique methods including "Color Pouring and Blending" and "Paint Around (negative painting)". There are 4-6 short demos each day with student practices between. In critiques Lian helps students by touching up their paintings. At end of workshop students may be able to finish their paintings, or learn enough techniques to complete them later.
The instructor will be demonstrating how to paint animals and wildlife such as elephants, lions, birds, fish and underwater creatures as the subject matter for this Watercolor Painting class.
Lian Quan Zhen is a sought-after watercolor and Chinese painting artist and teacher in the US and abroad. He is one of the most popular authors of North Light Books.
He started sketching and painting in his childhood and continue as hobby while practicing medicine as a family physician in Canton Province, China. After immigrating to the US in 1985, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT in 1996. He has many shows in the US, Hong Kong and China and developed an international following. His paintings hang in numerous institutional and private collections including the MIT Museum which has collected 14 of his paintings.