Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Painting’

Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(3/3) – Xuan Paper

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

chines painting supplies This video was shot for my online Chinese painting class in which I discussed Chinese painting materials. I would like to release it earlier so those of you who have already signed up for the class can have enough time to order your supplies because many of you are international students, and also I would like to share this introduction part of the class with anybody who are interested in learning this form of art so it might help you to make right decisions when you do your shopping at our online store http://www.BlueHeronArts.com and hope you will enroll my in class to learn more. Click here for up coming online Chinese painting class information.

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This value pack includes all the items in the basic supplies check list for my online Chinese painting class.
Please see “Basic Supplies Check List” for other supplies you will need. http://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=4

I will be teachingt ArtfulGathering 2011, and here is class information:
Class Title: Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper
Time: July 16th – August 20th, 2011
Description: Learn authentic Chinese painting from master artist, Henry Li. Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper is a six week online class that will be suitable for beginners as well as the intermediate students. Step by step, you will see how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint on various rice papers. Subject matters include bamboo-and-orchid, flowers-and-birds, animals and landscapes their basic strokes and principles of composition. Individual critiques of student work will be offered upon request, in the classroom setting, or through private e-mail with follow up instructions.
Course Fee: $65.00

FAQ
1. What’s the class schedule?
A: The time is flexible since students will be from all over the world via the Internet. I am thinking to do six lectures each about 1.5 hours. And may product follow-up videos during the class. You can watch the class video at your convenient time and share your art works with the class in the class forum.

2. Can we upload pictures to the classroom?
A: Yes, you can scan or take pictures of your artworks, then either upload them to the class forum to share with the class or email me to see. If you want my critiques, yes, I will give you. After you pay for the class you have access to all the videos from beginning to the end. You make your own schedule to learn and practice. I will be available during the class period checking the class forum and prove critiques. I may also do follow up videos to address common issues.

3. How do I register?
Here is what the students need to do is go to : http://www.artfulgathering.com/ and click on the top tab that says “Registration and Policies.” There is paypal or credit card options. It is 5.00 to register for the class. You will be notified by email in June when the class enrollment starts to pay for the tuition.

4. What materials do I need to prepare for the class?
A: Here is a basic Materials List: http://www.blueheronarts.com/article_info.php?articles_id=1

Please let me know if you have any questions about the class.

Henry Li
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How to Paint Grape Leaves in an Ancient Style Chinese Mop Brush (2/2)

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

chinese painting brush This is a demo of a complete grape painting following last video. I used three different brushes: a goat mop for the leaves and grapes, a black sable for the veins nd stems, and a long bristle bager hair brush for the vines and tendrils. The ink is Chunghwa bottled Chinese ink. And the color for the grape is a mix of mineral greens(light and dark) with some gamboge yellow. I used Marie’s Chinese painting colours. The rice paper is white single Xuan(shuan) paper. I used a magnetic white board padded ith synthetic felt with mini-size strong magnetic paperweights. Above Chinese painting materials can be found at our online store at http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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Henry

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Painting the Purple Bamboo in my Backyard with Waterbrush on Antique-colored Rice Paper

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

chines painting supplies I did this purple bamboo painting in my backyard.
Materials List
Brush: Piston-filler Waterbrushes
Ink: Chunghwa Chinese Ink
Paper: Antique-colored Xuan(shuan) rice paper
Felt: Synthetic White Felt
Paperweight: Mini Magnetic Paperweights
Drawing Board: Magnetic Dry-erase Board
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Henry

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How to do Rocky Mountain Columbine in Boneless Style of Chinese Ink and Watercolor Painting

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

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This a study of the Rocky Mountain Columbine flower in ink and watercolor “boneless” style(没骨畫).
Material List: 1) Brush: piston-fill Waterbrush Pens. http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=127
2) Single-ply Xuan rice paper: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=269
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4) Liquid Sumi Ink: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=174

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Thank you!

Henry
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“Plum Wife and Crane Son” – an interesting subject matter in traditional Chinese painting

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

chines painting supplies Lin Bu is a real Taoist hermit and a talented poet in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). He never got married all his life. He took plum blossom as his wife and considered cran his son. Except composing poems and paintings, he spent all his spare time planting plum trees and raising crans in Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), situated at the northwestern corner of the West Lake, Shangzhou.

Memium: sumi and watercolor on semi-sized Xuan rice paper with piston-filler waterbrush.
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Capture the Spirit of Autumn Roses – a Chinese Watercolor Painting Tutorial

Monday, August 6th, 2012

chinese painting brush The DVD, online class and Chinese art supplies are available at http://www.BlueHeronArts.com
This is a 35 minutes tutorial on the subject of autumn roses. Although roses bloom all year round I most like to paint them in the autumn just before the winter pruning. Another good time roses appeal to me is the first flowering in early spring. But I favor the autumn roses much more because the long zigzagged canes and rich color of the falling petals in autumn wind.

In this lesson I try to teach beginners how to pain rose in a fractal expression manner with repeating triangular petals. By combining these basic strokes with the colorful autumn rose pictures in the background I hope to inspire you to paint roses in free style Chinese brush painting.
If you haven’t tried Chinese painting, please visit http:///www.BlueHeronArts.com to get the basic set of three Chinese Painting Brushes that I used in this painting, some rice paper, ink and Marie’s Chinese paints. I will be very happy to answer any questions you might have about painting roses in free Chinese watercolor style.

Thanks for watching!

Henry

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Chrysanthemum Flower Painting Tutorial (1/2)

Monday, August 6th, 2012

chines painting supplies How to paint chrysanthemum in traditional Chinese painting. For Chinese painting supplies please visit http://www.BlueHeronArts.com or eBay store http://Stores.eBay.com/blueheronartscom

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How to dry-mount a sumie or Chinese painting done on rice paper with silicone release paper

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

chinese painting ink This video shows the dry-mounting process of this free style Chinese painting done on single Xuan rice paper. This method is to transfer the silicon adhesive film to the backing material first, then take the release paper off and mount the painting on. Here are the steps:
1. Cut the Silicone Release Paper to the same size as the backing board or a little bit smaller (about 1/4″ – 1/8″) than the board. (No need to measure!)

1. Place the silicone release paper filme side facing down, or mounting board, foam board etc.

2. Iron it at 180 degree fahrenheit and let it cool a little bit.

4. Peel the release paper off and save it for use in step 6.

5. If necessary, trim the extra adhesive film along the board edge with a glue gun, knife or scissors.

6. Lay the artwork face up on the adhesive film and cover it with the release paper from step 4.

7. Now it’s ready to iron it on.

*Silicone release paper is available at http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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Grape Vine with a Yellow Grosbeak Chinese Brush Painting (2/2)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

chinese painting brush Chang, Shu-Chi (1900-1957) was my teacher Zhang, Zhengyin’s teacher, and that is why I call him my “grand teacher”. They belong to the Shanghai school of Chinese painting emphasizing on elegant colors and the usage of Chinese white in flower and bird paintings.
I did this painting of “Grape Vine with a Yellow Grosbeak in response to Linda Grace’s, a Youtube viewer in New Mexico, request. Yellow Grosbeak: Large finch, yellow overall with black streaks on back. Bill is large and triangular with black upper mandible and gray lower mandible.

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Henry
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Painting Plum Blossom Chinese Hanging Scroll with Rooster Feather Brush

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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This plum blossom painting conclude the “Four Gentlemen” hanging scroll series. I have tried very hard to take advantage of the green screen trick that I have just learned to give the viewer some idea about spirit of plum blossoms which bloom in the snow. I found theses nice pictures on the internet AFTER I have done the painting and in the video editing process to make it look like I was painting in front of those beautiful flowers instead of the green screen. I wish it helps you to get the essence of Chinese plum blossom painting. Let me know what do you think.

The brush that I used for this plum painting is made of rooster feather. It worked out just as I expected – to loosen up control over details and concentrate on the oneness of all strokes and the wholesome image in my mind. I love the rich texture generated by dry feather brush on the trunk and the bouncing twigs produced by sensitive feather tip.
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Thank you for all your support!

Henry

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