Archive for January, 2012

Pine tree Chinese painting 1/7 composition sketch

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

chinese painting brush Master painters established esthetics and norms to paint trees, flowers, birds, orchid, and a pinetree. Considering the characteristics of Chinese calligraphy and painting brushes, they usually paint trees from top to bottom, adding texture strokes, leaves, details, scales etc. The great Zhang Daquin even wrote in his essays that a tree should be painted from TOP to BOTTOM and it will be absurd if it is done the other way. Part 7 will contain samples of masterpieces of trees and future videos will be demonstrated by other painters.

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Prof Lu Teaches Peony Chinese Painting in Color & Sumi-e (part3of8)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

chinese painting ink Peony Chinese painting on e-Bay http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=peony+Chinese+painting&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Peonies Chinese painting from Google http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&q=Chinese+painting+peony&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

We provide those two pictue sources for comparisons. They are not associated in any way with sf108com.

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The Lady Vanishes: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas (1938 Movie)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

chines painting supplies DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VARC28/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=doc06-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B000VARC28

http://thefilmarchive.org/

The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and adapted by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder from the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty, and features Cecil Parker, Linden Travers, Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford, Mary Clare, Googie Withers, Catherine Lacey and Sally Stewart.

The Lady Vanishes is Hitchcock’s penultimate film made in the UK before his move to Hollywood–1939′s Jamaica Inn followed it. It was the great success of The Lady Vanishes, after a slump of three films that were not hits, that made it possible for Hitchcock to negotiate a very good deal to work in the States. A remake, also entitled The Lady Vanishes, was made in 1979.

In Bandrika, a fictional country in an “uncivilised” region of immediately pre-World War II Central Europe, a motley group of travellers eager to return to England is delayed by an avalanche that has blocked the railway tracks. At night, a folk singer plays a tune al fresco that catches the attention of Miss Froy (May Whitty), an elderly lady who has worked some years abroad as a governess. The folk singer is suddenly silenced–apparently murdered.

Among the train’s passengers are Gilbert (Michael Redgrave), a young musicologist who has been studying the folk songs of the region, Iris (Margaret Lockwood), a young woman of independent means who has spent a holiday with some friends, but is now returning home to get married, and Miss Froy.

When the train resumes its journey, Iris and Miss Froy become acquainted, while the remaining passengers in the compartment appear not to understand a word of English. Iris lapses into unconsciousness, the result of an earlier encounter with a falling flowerpot meant for Miss Froy. When Iris reawakens, the governess has vanished, and she is shocked to learn that the other passengers claim Miss Froy never existed. The other English travelers deny ever seeing her, for their own reasons.

Fellow passenger Doctor Egon Hartz (Paul Lukas) convinces everyone that Iris must have hallucinated the scene with the old lady because of the blow to her head. Undaunted, Iris starts to investigate, joined only by a skeptical Gilbert, with whom she eventually falls in love. They discover that Miss Froy is being held prisoner in a sealed-off compartment supposedly occupied by a seriously ill patient being transported to an operation. They manage to free her, but the train is diverted to a side track, where a shootout ensues. Miss Froy intimates to Gilbert and Iris that she is in fact a British spy assigned to deliver some vital information (the famous Hitchcock MacGuffin) to the Foreign Office in London; after entrusting her message, encoded in a folk song—sung earlier by a balladeer, who is strangled in the first violence of the film — to Gilbert, she flees under cover of the shootout.

After managing to restart the train and escape, Gilbert and Iris return to London. At the Foreign Office, Gilbert, driven to joyful distraction when Iris accepts his marriage proposal, forgets the tune. Just as it appears the message has been lost, the coded folk song is heard in the background. Fortunately, Miss Froy had been able to escape, and is revealed playing the song on a piano.

Cast

Margaret Lockwood as Iris Henderson
Michael Redgrave as Gilbert
Paul Lukas as Dr Hartz
May Whitty as Miss Froy
Cecil Parker as Mr Todhunter
Linden Travers as Mrs Todhunter
Naunton Wayne as Caldicott
Basil Radford as Charters
Mary Clare as Baroness
Emile Boreo as Hotel Manager
Googie Withers as Blanche
Sally Stewart as Julie
Philip Leaver as Signor Doppo
Selma Vaz Dias as Signora Doppo
Catherine Lacey as The Nun
Josephine Wilson as Madame Kummer
Charles Oliver as The Officer
Kathleen Tremaine as Anna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_Vanishes_%281938_film%29

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Would these be considered very odd occurrences, & have you had similar experiences?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

This was very strange …. see I’ve been getting into art work lately [again after many yrs.] and anyway I bought some art supplies. Then I went home and was wondering if I should buy paint brushes since I don’t remember where I put all my other supplies.
So I go to the local plaza to do some errands, and low and behold, in the middle of the sidewalk was a paint brush. The rest of the sidewalk was clean as it usually is.

AND ALSO, several months ago {like last summer}, I kept wondering if I should start designing jewelry since that’s another thing I’ve always wanted to do. So kept thinking about it, looking online etc. to daydream about gems, gold, string, beads, crystal beads to buy.
I go to the post office that day to pick up some mail. As I was opening all the mail, on the way out was a crystal beaded bracelet on the floor.

ONE OTHER thing~once I was humoring myself wouldn’t it be nice to find some $ on the ground. Even tho I work of course, who wouldn’t mind winning lotto, or finding some "extra cash" , LOL! And thought about a wallet I’d found as a kid many yrs. ago in the street.
Well, I went to the chinese restaurant to pick up my take-out order. And good gosh!!~On my way out, discovered a wallet w/some $$$ laying not too far from the lil’ Chinese place. {No, I didn’t keep the money though, I returned it–well took it to the police station actually}

Isn’t it strange that "coincidences" like this HAPPEN?!?!?!? I’ve more stories, but just a few more now.
HAVE YOU HAD SIMILAR EXPERIENCES like this happen to you? If so, share please!!!☺
Thank you☺

nothing happens by chance.

Panda Mother with Baby (1) Chinese Painting

Friday, January 27th, 2012

chinese painting ink To collect my original painting please go to http://Stores.eBay.com/blueheronartscom or
http://www.blueheronarts.com

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Chinese brush drawing 3D!!!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

chinese painting brush This is a 3D animation about the chinese brush drawing. Well,the traditional chinese brush drawing is drawed on a paper,so it is 2D.But now,some chineses produce such an unique 3D animation.

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Chapter 01-2 – Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Friday, January 27th, 2012

chines painting supplies Chapter 1: Economy – Part 2. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Gord Mackenzie.

Playlist for Walden by Henry David Thoreau: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2958A8F53619D3F2

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How to Paint Icy Landscape in Chinese Painting or Sumi-e – Frozen Niagara Falls

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

chinese painting ink This video introduce a special techinique using alum-water to paint icy or snowy scenery landscape in Chinese painting, which was first developed by master Yu Zhixue in NE China.

Materials List

1. Single ply Red Star Xuan Rice Paper
2. Badger Hair Brush
3. Winter Wolf Hair Brush
4. Sheep Hair Brush
5. Yi-te-ge Bottled Chinese Ink
6. Alum powder diluted in water
7. Wool Felt Pad
8. Magnetic White Board
9. Mini Magnetic Paperweights
10. Clean Ice Water
11. Porcelain Brush Rest
12. Porcelain Flower Shaped Palette
Please visit our online store

http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

for Chinese Painting and Art Supplies

Thanks for watching!

Henry

Duration : 0:21:56

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How to Paint Icy Landscape in Chinese Painting or Sumi-e – Frozen Niagara Falls

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

chinese painting ink This video introduce a special techinique using alum-water to paint icy or snowy scenery landscape in Chinese painting, which was first developed by master Yu Zhixue in NE China.

Materials List

1. Single ply Red Star Xuan Rice Paper
2. Badger Hair Brush
3. Winter Wolf Hair Brush
4. Sheep Hair Brush
5. Yi-te-ge Bottled Chinese Ink
6. Alum powder diluted in water
7. Wool Felt Pad
8. Magnetic White Board
9. Mini Magnetic Paperweights
10. Clean Ice Water
11. Porcelain Brush Rest
12. Porcelain Flower Shaped Palette
Please visit our online store

http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

for Chinese Painting and Art Supplies

Thanks for watching!

Henry

Duration : 0:21:56

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Goldfish – How to Make Use of Watermarks in Chinese Painting on Rice Paper

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

chinese painting brush Introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese Painting: Brush, Rice Paper, Inkstick and Inkstone.
Here is a list of supplies for beginners:
1. 2-5 Chinese Painting Brushes.
You need a pair of soft and stiff brush, or a combination brush to get start. Good varieties in size and shapes are available here for you to choose from. If you already have some Asian brushes, try them to see if they work for you.
2. Sumi Ink. You may use bottled liquid ink for convenience. Tradtitional inkstick and inkstone and are recommended for best result.
3. Rice Paper. High quality of authentic Chinese rice paper are available at moderate prices. We recommend mulberry paper to beginning student for less bleeding and evenly color lending. For advanced students, you might want to try our high absorbent Xuan(shuan) paper.
4. Watercolor Paints. Marie’s Chinese painting watercolor and color chips are available in our online store. You may also use artist quality watercolor or gouache.
5. A Pallete or Two White Ceramic Saucers.
6. A Water Container for rinsing brush, as big as possible.
7. A piece of Felt Pad. It should be in white or light color, no black! Synthetic is fine. Recommended size: 18″x20″.
8. Paper Towel or Hand Tissue. for blotting or to dry the brush.
http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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