GUEST ARTIST: “Expressing My Feelings With Watercolor” by Wang Zhenwei

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My name is Wang Zhenwei, and you can also call me by my English name Davidking. I am from China and I am currently living in Beijing. I like all beautiful things, and I prefer to express my own feelings with watercolor.

Formal contacts when I was a child is very like painting, high school basic art training, but in university, I tested the college of animation and drawing, which are also related. I was glad, before graduation to participate in the background of a cartoon drawing work. What the teacher taught us was to draw the computer animation background.

#WorldWatercolorGroup - Watercolor painting by Wang Zhenwei (Davidking) - Doodlewash

More than a year after graduation, I engaged in animation background for pure hand-painted paper drawings, using gouache, for its impact on water.

#WorldWatercolorGroup - Watercolor painting by Wang Zhenwei (Davidking) - Doodlewash

At ordinary times, much of my watercolor practice is subjects from the world around me, although I do a lot of subjective processing, including the color and composition, and of course, there are some products entirely of my own creation.

I am currently engaged in the work of original painting design, with my background in design and drawing of the computer hand-painted boards.

Most of the work I do is partial design, such as the design of the atmosphere, the geomorphology, architecture, vegetation, small objects and so on.

In my spare time, I like to draw pictures by hand, which is a relaxing and enjoyable process for me.

#WorldWatercolorGroup - Watercolor painting by Wang Zhenwei (Davidking) - Doodlewash

I came into contact with watercolor in March 2017, and by the end of the year, I found that I had painted more than 200 watercolor works and practiced, and found that I was really addicted to watercolor.

#WorldWatercolorGroup - Watercolor painting by Wang Zhenwei (Davidking) - Doodlewash

In fact, I had painted before, as a young oil painter.

The oil painting medium is relatively troublesome, so watercolor has become my most devoted painting medium.

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In August 2017, I went along with Joseph Zbukvic to study a short course with him. Before that, I had copied some of his works for practice, which I showed him before the commencement of the course. He said he liked them very much, and this also gave me great encouragement.

I also gained a lot in the course, and became obsessed with watercolor.

Here are some of the happy moments during the study period.

At weekends, I often like to go out sketching. I am a hand-painted person, so even during my normal working hours, I will take a lunch break and go off to draw watercolors.

About My Painting Tools

In my small studio, I frequently use a tool rack. On top, there’s a paint box, wash brush pot, absorbent cloth, small watering can, and the commonly used pen and so on. On the second level, I like to put some tubes of paint and other tools can be placed on the bottom shelf.

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It’s very convenient.

I often use the pen, one should be familiar with it, of course. I also like to use some Chinese brushes sometimes to draw. Sometimes also a both at the same time in mixed use.

The watercolor paints I use are Daniel Smith and Holbein. And my paper of choice is Arches or Waterford 300g rough.

Looking Ahead

This year, I have a piece of my work on display in Italy’s Fabriano watercolor festival. I am very happy.

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Painting is my favorite, so I think I can do it all my life.

Wang Zhenwei (Davidking)
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23 Comments
  1. Rod Fletcher 4 months ago

    You have some wonderful skies and landscapes on show here. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Sandra Strait 4 months ago

    Your work is beautiful, David! Your love of watercolor is obvious and shows in every painting. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us.

  3. Hania 4 months ago

    Stunningly beautiful paintings! Congratulations 🙂

  4. SHARON A HASCHALK 4 months ago

    Your paintings are fabulous Wang! I particularly like the windmills. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Mary Roff 4 months ago

    Incredibly beautiful paintings! So happy that you shared them with us!

  6. Sharon Nolfi 4 months ago

    I love the light in your paintings!

  7. Laura Hale 4 months ago

    What beautiful art. I like the colors, use of light and composition of your work. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Pam 4 months ago

    I love how you captured the sun on the snow and the shadows.

  9. Lois Westerfield 4 months ago

    Lovely, inspiring work! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Anthony Billings 4 months ago

    Wow!

  11. Kamlesh Tribhuvane 4 months ago

    Wow ! Nice Work !!

  12. Nancy Wait 4 months ago

    Terrific accomplishment! I agree with all the comments above, especially the Wow factor. 🙂

  13. Kaye Boggs 4 months ago

    Your art is beyond beautiful. I can’t even pick a favorite as they are all spectacular.

  14. mylifeofwife 4 months ago

    beautiful paintings, such a wide variety especially like the windmill at the very top and the next one down on the left so life like.

  15. Janneke Booister 4 months ago

    Your landscapes are great! It is a feast for the eyes!
    There is not much more that I can say about them….
    Good luck in Fabriano this year. 🙂

  16. Eunice 4 months ago

    Superb work! Definitely a level I aspire to get to one day (maybe 10 years 🙂 )

  17. Jennifer McLean 4 months ago

    you are an incredibly expressive artist, sir. I’m so impressed with your work. Some of the most lovely paintings I’ve seen in ages.

  18. Beverly Wong-Kleinjan 4 months ago

    Really lovely work and so very inspiring. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it with us!

  19. Kathy Delumpa Allegri 4 months ago

    Your paintings are so genuine and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work and what inspires you to paint!

  20. iqra2095 4 months ago

    Beautiful lovely and inspiring paintin 🙂
    good keep it up.

  21. MMcBuck 4 months ago

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful watercolors! I keep watching the slideshow over and over again!

  22. John 3 months ago

    Beautiful paintings – really stunning – thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Erin Vaganos 2 months ago

    gorgeous.

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