Liu Yunsheng | Watercolor painter

Liu Yunsheng

Liu Yunsheng was born in Laizhou City (China), Shandong Province in 1937. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Shandong University of Arts in 1963. He is now a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a member of the Sichuan Artists Association, and a national first-class artist. From 1963 until retirement, he was a researcher at the China Academy of Engineering Physics. After his retirement he devoted himself to watercolor paintings. Because of the fluidity and transparency of watercolor, as well as the richness and complexity of characters, figurative watercolor painting has become a relatively difficult art category. Watercolor painting has been introduced to China from the West for more than a hundred years, and has become an independent type of painting after being blended with the Chinese painting called “Danqing”.

Chinese watercolor painting and Western watercolor painting are inherently similar: they both use water to blend paints, and they are somewhat similar to each other: they are both clear and elegant, but recklessly high-fashioned; and because they both use soft brushes. After experiencing the ups and downs of life and trying a variety of artistic methods. He likes painting Tibet, Xinjiang, Qinghai, especially Tibetans. From 1995 to 2010, he went to Tibet, Qinghai, Ganzi of Sichuan, Aba and other places 24 times, and the longest time was 2 months. Traveled all over Xinjiang except Hotan. Therefore, his work is not conceptual, but has a soul. His paintings attach great importance to the creation of the overall harmony of the momentum, especially the differences in the atmosphere under different light, and more meticulously depict the details such as the eyes of the characters. The clear eyes of the children, the affectionate eyes of the young girls, and the skin texture of the elderly who have experienced vicissitudes are both textures. Some paintings combine reality and illusion, which can be described as freehand in realism.