An international award winning artist, ZL Feng started painting at age seven and never stopped. He tried different mediums before choosing his favorite, watercolor.
The artist says:
“With watercolor you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing.”
“Capturing the personality and character is very important, and painting eyes is the most difficult aspect of portraiture.”
“I concentrate on serious portraits expressing my subject’s character, their life struggle and their vision. I am still learning and experimenting. My goal is to develop empathy between the viewer and my subject.”
“Usually I go around – to the river, the forest, the lake – to try and find interesting compositions.”