Archive for December, 2011

How to Mount a Large Chinese Painting (1)

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chinese painting ink To purchase Silicone Paper–
How to dry-mounting large sized paintings on rice paper with Silicone Paper.

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Nine Goldfish in Free Style Chinese Painting by Henry Li

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chinese painting brush 九如图 – Nine Goldfish is a good omen in Chinese, which suggests best fortune.

Materials List
Brush:Combination Brush of Goat and Wolf hairs,

Paper: single Xuan.
Paints: Marie’s Chinese painting colors,
Ink: ground ink paste from tung oil soot Inkstick.
Glue Water: Peach Sap Glue Powder

* Translation of the corner seal: “Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap” which is a line from the Taolist master Chuang Tzu. He said:
“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”
My interpretation: getting the right painting brush is necessary to paint the fish, but it is more important to captured the happy spirit of the fish. If you’ve gotten what I am trying to say, forget about my poor English words. :-)
I carved this seal 25 years ago when I was a graduate student in Nanjing University.

* If you like it I can make a seal like it for you.

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Korean War Atrocities: Interviews with Prisoners of War Documentary Film

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chines painting supplies DVD:

The US reported that North Korea mistreated prisoners of war: soldiers were beaten, starved, put to forced labor, marched to death, and summarily executed.

The KPA killed POWs at the battles for Hill 312, Hill 303, the Pusan Perimeter, and Daejeon—discovered during early after-battle mop-up actions by the UN forces. Later, a US Congress war crimes investigation, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Korean War Atrocities of the Permanent Subcommittee of the Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations reported that “… two-thirds of all American prisoners of war in Korea died as a result of war crimes.”

Although the Chinese rarely executed prisoners like their Korean counterparts, mass starvation and diseases swept through the Chinese run POW camps during the winter of 1950–51. About 43 percent of all US POWs died during this period. The Chinese defended their actions by stating that all Chinese soldiers during this period were suffering mass starvation and diseases due to the lack of competent logistics system. The UN POWs, however, disputed the claim by pointing out that most of the Chinese camps were located near the easily supplied Sino-Korean border, and that starvation was used to force the prisoners to accept the communism indoctrinations programs, which were running in full swing after the starvation was over.

The North Korean Government reported some 70,000 ROK Army POWs; 8,000 were repatriated. South Korea repatriated 76,000 Korean People’s Army POWs. Besides the 12,000 UN Command forces POWs dead in captivity, the KPA might have press-ganged some 50,000 ROK POWs into the North Korean military. Per the South Korean Ministry of Defense, there remained some 560 Korean POWs detained in North Korea in 2008; from 1994 until 2009, some 79 ROK POWs escaped the North.

The North Korean Government denied having POWs from the Korean War, and, via the Korean Central News Agency, reported that the UN forces killed some 33,600 KPA POWs; that on 19 July 1951, in POW Camp No. 62, some 100 POWs were killed as machine-gunnery targets; that on 27 May 1952, in the 77th Camp, Koje Island (now in Geoje), the ROK Army incinerated with flamethrowers some 800 KPA POWs who rejected “voluntary repatriation” south, and instead demanded repatriation north.

In December 1950, National Defense Corps was founded, the soldiers were 406,000 drafted citizens. In the winter of 1951, 50,000 to 90,000 South Korean National Defense Corps soldiers starved to death while marching southward under the Chinese offensive when their commanding officers embezzled funds earmarked for their food. This event is called the National Defense Corps Incident.

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Is David Beckham a Christian?

Friday, December 30th, 2011

So,most people, if you watched the Jan. 10 AC Milan game, you saw David Beckham’s new tattoo, (if you didn’t) And I was wondering, Is David Beckham a christian? The Article clearly says "
David Beckham revealed a new Jesus tattoo just below his ribs on the right side, while celebrating shirtless after AC Mlan’s victory on Jan 10. The new ink is a copy of ‘The Man Of Sorrows’ painting by artist Matthew R. Brooks. It’s the fourth image depicting Christian iconography, along with a broad of other religious tattoo’s, his children names and Chinese proverbs just to name a few." SO is this incredible Midfielder a christian?

He also has a tattoo from the ‘Song of Songs’ the Hebrew Bible and has described himself as half Jewish -he has a jewish grandfather. Clearly his beliefs are his own and somewhat eclectic.


Friday, December 30th, 2011

My Chinese teacher assigned an assignment where I need an English and Chinese version of a children’s story and I cannot find the Chinese translation anywhere! It is too difficult to translate myself, and would be a waste of time, if I could find the entire story online. If anyone could redirect me to a page with short (about 1-2 page story) Chinese stories/folktales, it would save me a LOT of time.
Trying to translate by pasting the english into translators is definitely not accurate.
I have two stories that I have found in English, but am having trouble finding the Chinese translation. Any help?

The Old Man and the Golden Fish

The Magic Paint Brush

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Why is it okay when Chinese people want to live in a "Chinatown" or Mexicans want to live in their own area?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

But WHITES get accused of being RACIST if they want to live by other people who are LIKE THEM?

I’ve been to Chinatowns in many countries and I never heard them being called RACIST for wanting to live in the same community. Same with all other minorities.

Why are whites painted with a different brush for simply wanting to be around people like them?


The kind of reverse racism that is accepted EVERY DAY.

You should send this question to Eric "I release terrorists" Holder, who believes we are too cowardly to discuss these matters.

Chinese painting bamboo leaves and basics (demo 1/100)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

chinese painting ink Chinese painting for bamboo series (demo video #1)
Unlike painting trees in most cases, bamboo trunks are painted from bottom to top. The techniques in painting leaves are mutually connected with Chinese calligraphy brushstroke methods. Many Chinese calligraphy practioners and masters can paint bamboo more easily than beginners without a prior experiece in Chinese caligraphy.

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Raggedy Sparrow Practice 5 / Chinese Brush Painting Birds Animals Flowers

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

chinese painting brush With time on my hands I thought I would try Sparrows again.
These are not as short stroked as Yang O-shi’s appear to be. I can only guess, but for now, even being able to see the sparrow on the page before I paint something there is a feat I fight hard to get over.
Painting is not second nature to me though I am told it may be. It’s a beautiful pastime and the root of it all wold be nice to think that someone else in Europe saw my efforts and would like to try their hand as well.

Here are Five Sparrows, painted with traditional Chinese paints and paper, brushes and inks. All Chinese, even the mixing bowls are all authentic Chinese porcelain.

Raggedy Sparrow Practice 5 / Chinese Brush Painting

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johnny cash cadillac song video

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

chines painting supplies its reallly funny

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Who is the artist and what is the art?

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

I am having trouble finding an artist and his/her artwork’s name but I do have a description of what I am looking for,

The art is either by a Japanese or Chinese artist
the artwork is in black ink on a white background
the artwork is either a painting or woodblock print
the artwork shows enlarged mountains and tree, and a single tiny man walking among the scene as far as I can remember but I do believe next to the tree was a temple but I’m not sure.

that is as much info as I can give you… oh yeah I almost forgot there is no nature affect to it such as wind or rain it is just a normal scene.
oh and I require proof of your answer. A web link will do.

You may be seeking an example of "Shan-Shui" artwork. The description you give does not permit differentiation of the thousands of examples of such. Most have this same theme.

I used to see them nearly everyday in Taiwan. A common home decoration