2011 New Year’s Wishes with Dancing Cranes Chinese Brush Painting on Double Xuan Paper

chinese painting ink Happy New Year 2011!

Among all Asian cultures, the crane has been a symbol of happiness and wisdom and longevity. Since the end of WWII, the folded paper cranes also came to symbolize a hope for good health and peace.

As I mentioned in the video this painting is a tribute to master Wu Guanzhong(吴冠中), who passed away on June 25, 2010 at the age of 91. Also, I would like to thank Linda Grace in New Mexico for her inspiring report of a cranes watch trip. I wish I could see Bosque del Apache myself someday. As I tried to demo in this video Master Wu’s expressive contemporary Chinese painting style is very suitable to paint the cranes there.
Materials List

1. Double Xuan rice paper


2. Hake Flat Brushes


3. Bottled Sumi Ink


One year ago I have made a promise on Youtube that I would do at least one video tutorial per week in 2010. I am glad that I have kept my words. For 2011, I will try to continue to make teaching video no less than 2010 at HD quality. If you have watched my Youtube channel for more than a year and you have not yet started to learn Chinese painting, here is my suggestion for your New Year’s resolution: why not start learning Chinese brush painting? :-)

I hope you and your loved ones a peaceful New Year!

Henry Li


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Duration : 0:22:52

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14 Responses to “2011 New Year’s Wishes with Dancing Cranes Chinese Brush Painting on Double Xuan Paper”

  1. gie55 says:

    Interesting sharing …
    Interesting sharing!! Baiyaxuan Gallery just featuring Wu Guanzhong’s works in HK! welcome to visit! you may also search Baiyaxuan Gallery Hong Kong on facebook for more information : )

  2. SunnySunKansas says:

    I love it!
    I love it!

  3. cree69 says:

    nice picture
    nice picture

  4. dinasaur2 says:

    Thank’s Henry and I …
    Thank’s Henry and I will be happy to purchase more item’s from your store!

  5. blueheronarts says:

    Thank you! Thank …
    Thank you! Thank you for shopping at my eBay store. You may find more stuff at BlueHeronArts. Happy painting!

  6. dinasaur2 says:

    Hi Henry
    ‘ …

    Hi Henry
    ‘demetrasmith’ from ebay (Demetra is my name ). Great video’s ! happy New Year and all the best in 2011.

  7. sandybupy says:

    Que hermosa …
    Que hermosa simplicidad y belleza entre las sombras que da el agua. Muy bello

    very beautiful. such a wonderful art. :3

  8. lindaag0 says:

    Beautiful–gives …
    Beautiful–gives the wonderful feeling of what it’s when the cranes fly in at dusk and start dancing.

    I like the drip as it reminds me of the beautiful line patterns of the legs of the cranes as they move.

    Thanks so much for this video, and also for introducing us to Master Wu Guanzhong, who I didn’t not know about. I just looked up his work & love it.

  9. Dimitridrawingme says:

    Happy New Year to …
    Happy New Year to you too!

  10. blueheronarts says:

    Yes, we start the …
    Yes, we start the new year’s celebration from now till Febuary. I will do a landscape painting demo next year. Stay tuned. Thank you!

  11. blueheronarts says:

    We are all students …
    We are all students of Chinese painting and you folks are my best teacher.
    Happy New Year 2011!

  12. blueheronarts says:

    Thank you! Happy …
    Thank you! Happy New Year!

  13. MrHroark says:

    YOU are the …

    YOU are the best Chinese brush painting instructor on the internet. Thank you for your commitment to not only producing fine art, but teaching others as well. I know that many call you their teacher.
    May you and your family know a wonderful New Year.
    God bless

  14. Dimitridrawingme says:

    wow very beautiful!
    wow very beautiful!

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