Chinese Painting Class Lesson 1 Trailer: Landscape(Shanshui or “Mountains and Water”) with Henry Li

chinese painting ink For more info about the class please see http://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=5

This is a trailer of the introduction on Chinese landscape painting (shanshui or “mountains and water”) in my online painting class.
For more information please go to http://ChineseBrushPainting.Ning.Com

Duration : 0:3:52


19 Responses to “Chinese Painting Class Lesson 1 Trailer: Landscape(Shanshui or “Mountains and Water”) with Henry Li”

  1. bricmpt says:

    much preferred this …
    much preferred this way for me. your accent and simple terms allow me to connect in a way I cannot otherwise

  2. blueheronarts says:

    Every video class I …
    Every video class I make shows you how to load and USE the brush. You use spead and preasure in addition to loading to control the brushstrokes. It just takes some practice to get used to rice paper. When the brush is wet you paint faster and when the brush is thirsty you move slower. A good painting has all the variations from wet to dry in load. 

  3. Ehsangharavi says:

    could you please …
    could you please make a video on how to load the brush, becuse if i use less water i’d have to load many times,and if i use water it’s much lighter than what i see in your videos. specially with rice paper
    TNX a lot in advance

  4. blueheronarts says:

    I didn’t either.:) …
    I didn’t either.:) but the theory of “Axial Age” is very well known.

  5. TheBuddhaLight says:

    Oh I understand. …
    Oh I understand. Another bit of interesting facts. Although I never heared of the German philosopher the topic seems highly interesting though. Thank you for the reply.

  6. blueheronarts says:

    No, I am not. …
    No, I am not. Confucianism have developed into a religious “ism” although Confucius is one of the greatest thinkers of the Axial Age. According to German philosopher Karl Jaspers, during the axial age “the spiritual foundations of humanity were laid simultaneously and independently… And these are the foundations upon which humanity still subsists today”. 

  7. TheBuddhaLight says:

    Wow you really do …
    Wow you really do know a lot about Chinese history. Very nice reply. Confucius was a great man, he shaped Chinese history and ideology. Very interesting topic. Well, I guess your students were very lucky to have you as a teacher. Now I would like to ask you, are you Confucianist?
    Thanks.

  8. TheBuddhaLight says:

    Wow you really do …
    Wow you really do know a lot about Chinese history. Very nice reply. Confucius was a great man, he shaped Chinese history and ideology. Very interesting topic. Well, I guess your students were very lucky to have you as a teacher.
    Thanks.

  9. blueheronarts says:

    What I meant to say …
    What I meant to say is that Confucius was not an “ideology” of China until more than a thousand years later after Confucius died. A key concept in Confucius thinking is the integration of man and nature. “The wise find joy in water; the benevolent find joy in mountains.” (Yong Ye, the Analects of Confucius. 仁者樂山,智者樂水。論語雍也).

  10. blueheronarts says:

    Thanks for your …
    Thanks for your encouragement! My spoken English is still giving me lots of trouble in teaching. Hope they can learn just by watching my demos.:-)

  11. blueheronarts says:

    Thanks for being …
    Thanks for being an early bird signing up to the class!

  12. blueheronarts says:

    Thank you and would …
    Thank you and would love to see your new artworks.

  13. blueheronarts says:

    Thanks! …
    Thanks! Confucianism has undergone many changes; 1st as thoughts and teachings of Confucius on gentlemanship as one of 100 schools among the warring states; 2nd, as statecraft(legitimacy) of the Han dynasty emperors; 3rd, as aristocratic social value(felio piety) in the medieval period; and finally, Neo-Confucianism of scholar-officials as self caltivation in response to Buddhism in the Song Dynasty. I used to teach history of Chinese thoughts in college long time ago.:-) Thanks!

  14. blueheronarts says:

    Thanks, Linda! Yes …
    Thanks, Linda! Yes the painting was done by me a few years ago with a rooster feather brush. The painting at the end of this clip is one of the two paintings I actually did for the class. Thanks!

  15. bbornets says:

    Good job! Thanks so …
    Good job! Thanks so much. 

  16. lindaag0 says:

    Thanks for giving …
    Thanks for giving us an “appetizer” of the course–I too look forward to it. The painting behind you is really beautiful and powerful–did you do it?

  17. MrHroark says:

    Thanks Henry
    I look …

    Thanks Henry
    I look forward to seeing this series very much.. No one could do it better.
    Thank you again.

  18. Ulrich Schacht says:

    very good …
    very good explaination, it gives me one more a background of what I’m trying to do.
    Thank you very much.
    Ulrich

  19. TheBuddhaLight says:

    Thats a very nice …
    Thats a very nice introduction. I liked the way how you explained the history of the Tang and Song dynasty scholars, and the Confucianist practice forfilled by them. Additionally I must say, that Confucius had a great ideology for the Chinese dynasty culture and citizenship. You explained the spiritual insight very well. Now I am very encouraged to draw my own landscape painting. Thank you very much.

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