Archive for April, 2013

Convenience Ink 方便墨 – Chinese Painting & Calligraphy

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chinese painting ink Where to get convenience ink ( 方便墨; Pinyin: fāng biàn mò )
1) Asiade Bookstore in Dallas
Phone: 972-238-8408 Their brand is somewhat smaller than the one shown in this video and is not listed online.
2) Forbidden City on e-Bay Phone: 972-758-7238 (This is where I purchased the convenience ink in 2008. As of February, 2010, all convenience ink packs are sold out from Forbidden City. New imports coming soon.)
*** Phone calls preferred for these two stores. ***
3) Google search: “方便墨” or “convenience ink”

About grinding Chinese ink

本影像為介紹方便墨, 並非提倡以墨汁或方便墨來取代研磨 ( 請別誤會 )
This video is for introducing convenience ink which is not intended to substitute for ground ink & inkstones.

Filename: ConvenienceInk-ChinesePaintingCalligraphy-Part1.wmv

Duration : 0:4:10


國畫 Plum Blossom & Sparrow.Chinese Brush Painting.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

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Plum Blossom & Sparrow.Chinese Brush Painting.
Studying the way the Plum Blossom looks. For me, I didnt make the boughs prominent enough and too many flowers.
:) But lots of fun trying.
I like the compisition.

Duration : 0:3:13


Wisteria – Chinese Brush Painting demonstration by Jane Evans to her afternoon class

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chines painting supplies Jane Evans is a Chinese Brush Painting artist based in Cambridge and also a long standing member of Cambridge Open Studios. Here she demonstrates to us, her afternoon class, how to paint wisteria.

Duration : 0:10:10


Amy’s Demo: How to Make Handmade Sumi Ink with Inkstick and Inkstone

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chinese painting ink This video shows the traditional way of making ink for Chinese calligraphy or brush painting. Please go to to purchase inksone and Ink Stick.
Question: Can you store leftover ink on your inkstone?
Answer: Yes and no.
You can store leftover ink on your inkstone by adding some clean water to it and putting the lid on it overnight so it wont dry up. It should be noted that you need an inkstone with a stone lid since a wooden lid wont keep the ink moist/wet like a stone lid will.

The next day you may grind the diluted ink again or just use the grey ink to write or draw. The overnight ink, known as So-mo in Chinese, has its own characteristics: 1) The glue and ink particles tend to separate on rice paper and create broader watermarks and pastel effects in the strokes. 2) The color of So-mo is less shiny than newly ground ink and that might be good for certain subject matters or styles.

TIP: use more moisture with the leftover ink to make it look fresher. If you do not add water to the inkstone to maintain the freshness, it will turn into dirty, dry ink and cannot be revived.

Question: Can I keep the leftover ink for more than 1 or 2 days?

Answer: NO. I wouldn’t use any ink that is more than 2 days old.
If you are not planning on using the leftover ink within the next 2 days, you’d better clean the inkstone right away or add lots of water and clean it as soon as possible. PLEASE, don’t leave any leftover ink on the inkstone for more than 2 days.

Duration : 0:10:46


Chinese Brush Painting

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chinese painting brush Chinese brush painting has been around for more than 6000 years.

The Chinese brush painter will not use sketches or models but will paint from memory, according to their own impressions of an object. Nothing is improved and nothing is corrected and a painting cannot be “fixed”. The most important part of the painting is always done first, and the rest is done afterwards, in order of its importance.

The painting emphasizes simplicity, flowing brush strokes and graceful design, using black ink as well as the three primary colors.

Tehwan Tso was an engineer for many years, but now teaches brush painting for a living. “I didn’t understand the importance of art” she told us, “until I realized that beauty is what we mature into. True beauty draws people together, connects them, and in beauty we come into agreement.”

Duration : 0:3:25


Chinese Calligraphy Demo @ China One (Part 3)

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chines painting supplies Writing a Chinese name in Chinese calligraphy Kai Shu on red Shuan paper during Lunar New Year’s Eve Party @ China One Restaurant in Dallas, Texas (Feb. 13, 2010)

Filename: ChinaOne-CalligraphyDemo-2010LunarEve-3ZhengQinshan.wmv

Duration : 0:2:50


How to Paint Bamboo in Chinese Painting

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chinese painting ink Teaching you how to paint chinese painting.

Duration : 0:2:54


Angele’s Point Landscape with Pine Trees – Free-style Chinese Brush Painting Demo with Henry Li

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chinese painting brush Learn how to paint like this by taking an Online Class with Henry Li:


BHA Piston Waterbrush C-30
BHA Piston Waterbrush A20
BHA Mulberry Paper #2
Sumi Drawing Ink

For Chinese Painting please visit

Duration : 0:6:34


A Crow on a Blooming Plum in Winter a Chinese Brush Painting after Bada Shanren by Amy

Friday, April 5th, 2013

chines painting supplies Available at our online store:
(the Background music is 良宵 composed by Liu Tianhua.)
Bada Shanren (ca. 1626-1705, Chinese: 八大山人; Wade-Giles: Pata Shanjen; is the artist’s pseudonym literally meaning “Mountain Man of the Eight Greats”, also spelled as Gan: Pat-thai San-nin) , born as Zhu Da (朱耷), was a Chinese painter of shuimohua or “sumi ink and water painting” and a calligrapher. Being a descendant of the Ming dynasty prince Zhu Quan, Bada Shanren, a purported child prodigy, began painting and writing poetry in his early childhood. About the year 1644, when the Ming emperor committed suicide while the Manchu army from the north attacked Beijing, the young Han Chinese man sought refuge in a Buddhist monastery. Because he was a Ming prince, the dynastic upheaval created a great amount of uncertainty for his position in society. As years passed and the Qing dynasty became more firmly established, there was less and less insecurity among the Qing regime about remaining Ming loyalties and possible future rebellions. Due to these more stable circumstances, after 40 years, Bada Shanren deemed it acceptable to leave the monastery and to re-enter day-to-day life among society. In the aftermath of a nervous breakdown that could have been staged to avoid retribution for his family background, Zhu Da abandoned his monastic life and developed a career as a professional painter, adopting a series of descriptive pseudonyms, most notably Bada Shanren by which he is most often known today. Art historians and many leading painters after him considered Daba Shanren as the second peak after Xu Wei in the history of Chinese shuimohua .

Most of his works are small size spontaneous studies of nature. His flower-and-birds painting had a mysterious style of his own and often left large areas of voids for the viewer’s imagination. His characteristic birds, fish and animals are all reflections of his personality. Bada Shanren also incorporated calligraphy into his painting in terms of expressive and abstract strokes, and the use of ink. His brushstrokes, which seem free and careless at first glance, are filled with vitality and descriptive power.

Bada Shanren’s art has influenced many generations of Chinese painters even today. The minimalism of his ink paintings of flowers, birds, fish and landscapes appealed to the Japanese sumi painters and his style has become synonymous with Zen painting in Japan.,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=1&cad=b

(Click here to read more about Daba Shanren on Google).

Personally, Bada Shanren is my favorite artist. I have learned lotus, bamboo, birds-and-flowers from his art works, espacially his sidebrush strokes. I always got some inspirations to paint everytime browsing through his paintings. As you can see from this video how my daughter Amy likes this book and learns from copying Bada’s painting.

This book contains two volumes which included a complete collection of Bada’s major paintings.

Page 424
Dimension 8-1/4″(21cm) x 11-1/8″(28.5cm)
Color Plates
Hard cover with hard jacket box.

Published by Beijing Rongbao Zhai Art Press, 2003
ISBN 7-5003-0682-2

Thanks for watching!


Duration : 0:20:2


chinese ink +paper book, painting

Monday, April 1st, 2013

chinese painting ink just relax

Duration : 0:3:35