Archive for March, 2013

Chinese Ink Painting on Water (1), Artist: Huang ZhuLin, 黄珠琳 (水影画师)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

chinese painting ink Chinese Ink Paintings on Water (1), Artist: Huang ZhuLin, 黄珠琳 (水影画师)
Amazing paintings is ‘alive’ on water, as his skillful hand creates beautiful images with different scenes. Camels, Chinese Pagoda, Buddha face
Young artist born in Shandong Province, China, one who has been obsessed with painting art since childhood. Created his very own style of painting using Chinese ink as medium and water as the ‘painting board’.

Duration : 0:4:26


Small & Extra Fine Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Brushes (Part 1)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

chinese painting brush To obtain extra fine and small Chinese painting and calligraphy brushes

(An internationally renowned brushstore in Hong Kong, ships worldwide, a preferred store by many of my calligraphy and painting friends in Dallas.)

(For inquiries of many small brushes not listed online, please call Mr. Robert Bo at 972-758-7238, between 12 – 8 PM, Texas time.)

Basic knowledge and techniques of Chinese brushes

The brushes shown here were bought during 2005 and 2010. Usually when I see different brushes, I buy one or two of each kind, try them at home, and then come back to buy more when I think the brush makers, brushstores, or vendors are trustworthy and reliable. Sometimes, the prices are not relevant — the qualities and results depend on many other factors such as one’s skill level and experiences.

To use extra fine brushes, the selection of Xuan paper and grinding quality ink sticks are mutually related to the functionalities of different brushes, as well as the touches (pressure, lifting and pressing, rotation, turning, shivering, and the combined movements) we apply with the brush tips.

To download free Ma Tai’s Chinese Painting Tutorials (2 volumes in pdf) ( 马骀画宝 美人百态画谱 )

Ink stick used

Small Chinese Painting Brush used (made by Li Fushou)

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Duration : 0:4:20


Lux Radio Theater: Alias The Deacon (March 2, 1936)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

chines painting supplies Broadcasting from New York, the series premiered at 2:30pm, October 14, 1934, with a production of Seventh Heaven starring Miriam Hopkins and John Boles in a full-hour adaptation of the 1922–24 Broadway production by Austin Strong. The host was the show’s fictional producer, Douglass Garrick (portrayed by John Anthony). Doris Dagmar played another fictional character, Peggy Winthrop, who delivered the Lux commercials. Each show featured a scripted session with Garrick talking to the lead actors. Anthony appeared as Garrick from the premiere 1934 episode until June 30, 1935. Garrick was portrayed by Albert Hayes from July 29, 1935 to May 25, 1936, when the show moved to the West Coast.

Cecil B. DeMille took over as the host on June 1, 1936, continuing until January 22, 1945. On several occasions, usually when he was out of town, he was temporarily replaced by various celebrities, including Leslie Howard and Edward Arnold.

Lux Radio Theater strove to feature as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance. In 1936, when sponsor Lever Brothers (who made Lux soap and detergent) moved the show from New York City to Hollywood, the program began to emphasize adaptations of films rather than plays. The first Lux film adaptation was The Legionnaire and the Lady, with Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable, based on the film Morocco. That was followed by a Lux adaptation of The Thin Man, featuring the movie’s stars, Myrna Loy and William Powell.

Many of leading names in stage and film appeared in the series, most in the roles they made famous on the screen, including Abbott and Costello, Jean Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Boyer, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, Joseph Cotten, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Dan Duryea, Frances Farmer, Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, Janet Gaynor, Cary Grant, Lillian Gish, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, Vivien Leigh, Ida Lupino, Fredric March, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Muni, Vincent Price, Donna Reed, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, Ann Sothern, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Shirley Temple, Gene Tierney, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, John Wayne, Jane Wyman, Orson Welles, Loretta Young and Robert Young.

Duration : 0:56:55