How to Paint Hydrangeas in Chinese Brush Painting with Henry Li(HD)

chinese painting brush In this painting, I drew my inspirations, first, from my late teacher Zhang Zhengyin, who sent me a sample painting with white hydrangeas 24 years ago when I just came to the USA; and second, from the real flowers. When I look at hydrangeas it reminds me of fireworks for some reason, maybe because of the timing that 4th of July is just around the corner but also the shape and the colors of the hydrangea flowers, all that set the mood of this painting. I hope you enjoy watching the whole process although might be a little too long. Like I said in my chrysanthemum class, which will be shown next month in my class, drawing those flower petals one by one makes us calm down and brings inner peace to our mind. So, thanks for your patience!
For those of you who likes to take an online class from me now it’s time to register, the class will start on July 16th. For more info please visit https://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=5

Someone asked me how to make a piece of paper into he fan face shape, and I tried to show in this photo. Just fold it inhalf and then start from the center to make multiple slant folds, with narrower bottom and wider top. Then cut the top and bottom off. Here you go the fan face. The paper used is quite bigger than you might think you need, you may use your wasted painting or newspaper to try this.

Happy 4th of July!

God bless America!

Henry

P.S. the paper I used was antique-colored Xuan which you can purchase from our online store
http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=20

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15 Responses to “How to Paint Hydrangeas in Chinese Brush Painting with Henry Li(HD)”

  1. Biscoid360 says:

    Great job, as …
    Great job, as always Henry :)
    I truly admire the way you work. It’s so amazing to watch you in action. I can’t imagine how much all those materials cost you. I’m sure that’s not what what matters though :)
    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your talent with the rest of us. I greatly appreciate your videos, Henry. I always look forward to the next one. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. blueheronarts says:

    Thanks, Barbara, …
    Thanks, Barbara, yes, I was using calligraphic strokes, so each stroke has a starting and ending pauses. For me it has come subconscious. Actually that folded fan-fance-shaped painting was done 24 years ago by Teacher Zhang as he dated “the year of rabbit” so 2 zodiac cycles from this year. Time is fast! Happy 4th of July!

  3. bbornets says:

    hi Henry, it seems …
    hi Henry, it seems you are using calligraphic strokes here. Right? Lovely.
    It is exciting to see Your Teacher Zhang’s work folded and sent to you twenty years ago!Barbara

  4. bbornets says:

    hi Henry, it seems …
    hi Henry, it seems you are using calligraphic strokes here. Right? Lovely. Barbara

  5. jasneskis says:

    Happy 4th of July …
    Happy 4th of July to you. Many thanks for all your videos. I have learned so much from you and continue to learn with each of your tutorials and demonstrations.
    Suggestion, please, be sure the color of the print when used in your videos is dark enough to see, and the sound quality is loud enough to hear. I really like it when you talk and explain what you’re doing. I then have two senses being used to learn from you.
    Thank you.

  6. blueheronarts says:

    Someone asked me …
    Someone asked me how to make a piece of paper into he fan face shape, and I tried to show in this photo. Just fold it inhalf and then start from the center to make multiple slant folds, with narrower bottom and wider top. Then cut the top and bottom off. Here you go the fan face. The paper used is quite bigger than you might think you need, you may use your wasted painting or newspaper to try this.

  7. blueheronarts says:

    That’s great! Hope …
    That’s great! Hope you can join our class so you can share your beautiful paintings with us in the discussion forum.

  8. Vincentsmom27 says:

    I did my first …
    I did my first chinese watercolor today, it was of a mouse sitting at the base of bamboo. It turned out really cute, though I need some work. Thanks for your tips!

  9. blueheronarts says:

    Sorry, I was trying …
    Sorry, I was trying to make it looks so easy;-) Although it is difficult to become a master, it is really fun and enjoyable at any level of learning it. Thank you for your interest in Chinese art.

  10. PyscoPathicPanda says:

    Yea Chinese art is …
    Yea Chinese art is beautiful but it looks so difficult ;c

  11. blueheronarts says:

    @ …
    @Mefallisandlinerider Thank you for your time and positive comment!

  12. blueheronarts says:

    Thank you for …
    Thank you for pointing that out besides using white colors.:-) Thanks!

  13. xdreamychanx says:

    i like how u made …
    i like how u made the color of the flower pop out by painting the leaf dark.

  14. blueheronarts says:

    Not at all! 謝謝!
    Not at all! 謝謝!

  15. seniorwisdom says:

    这么漂亮! 感谢老师教我们!
    这么漂亮! 感谢老师教我们!

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