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East meets West Combine Chinese and Western painting techniques to create beautiful flower paintings. In this beautifully illustrated book, two proud traditions mix and mingle to create fresh watercolor expressions. Learn how to infuse your flowers with new life using a combination of traditional Chinese brush painting and Western watercolor techniques. 80 pages of exciting step-by-step watercolor demonstrations 16 popular flowers, 8 of them in both Western and Eastern styles Traditional Chinese painting materials and techniques 4 creative variations for further experimentation Lian Quan Zhen makes Eastern art ideas and techniques accessible and approachable. Written with both beginning and advanced artists in mind, the lessons in this book will sharpen your sense of composition, enrich your use of color and help you capture the essence of your flower subjects.