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02-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Playing now on http://ArtistsNetwork.tv, Lian Quan Zhen (https://artistsnetwork.tv/c-2-workshops.aspx?fcat=artist&Artist=Lian%20Quan%20Zhen) begins this video workshop with watercolor tips for maintaining clean color, then starts the demo with a review of the subject—a rich underwater scene with turtles and coral (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-478-watercolor-with-lian-quan-zhen-sea-turtles.aspx). After working out a pleasing composition, he shows how to save important areas with masking fluid. Then watch how Lian captures all the color variety, not only in the coral, but on the turles themselves, teaching watercolor techniques for negative painting, pouring color, blowing color, "finger painting," establishing a range of values and adding delicate details. Follow along to create this colorful painting full of movement.

Preview Watercolor: Sea Turtles Now (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-478-watercolor-with-lian-quan-zhen-sea-turtles.aspx) and learn tips for creating a strong composition, pouring and blowing watercolor for a colorful underpainting, using glazing and negative painting to establish values, and details that add life to your subject. Then visit http://ArtistsNetwork.tv for access to the full-length video!