Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Painting’

Painting Rocky Mountain Columbine in Sumi Ink and Water Style with Henry Li

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

chinese painting ink This a study of the Rocky Mountain Columbine flower in ink and water style(水墨畫).
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
3) Marie’s Chinese Painting Colours: http://www.blueheronarts.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=marie&osCsid=ef132791344cea37fb84cc31008deb4e&email_address=&password=&x=0&y=0
4) Liquid Sumi Ink: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=174

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Henry
http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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How to Paint Icy Landscape in Chinese Painting or Sumi-e – Frozen Niagara Falls

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

chinese painting ink This video introduce a special techinique using alum-water to paint icy or snowy scenery landscape in Chinese painting, which was first developed by master Yu Zhixue in NE China.

Materials List

1. Single ply Red Star Xuan Rice Paper
2. Badger Hair Brush
3. Winter Wolf Hair Brush
4. Sheep Hair Brush
5. Yi-te-ge Bottled Chinese Ink
6. Alum powder diluted in water
7. Wool Felt Pad
8. Magnetic White Board
9. Mini Magnetic Paperweights
10. Clean Ice Water
11. Porcelain Brush Rest
12. Porcelain Flower Shaped Palette
Please visit our online store

http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

for Chinese Painting and Art Supplies

Thanks for watching!

Henry

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How to Paint Icy Landscape in Chinese Painting or Sumi-e – Frozen Niagara Falls

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

chinese painting ink This video introduce a special techinique using alum-water to paint icy or snowy scenery landscape in Chinese painting, which was first developed by master Yu Zhixue in NE China.

Materials List

1. Single ply Red Star Xuan Rice Paper
2. Badger Hair Brush
3. Winter Wolf Hair Brush
4. Sheep Hair Brush
5. Yi-te-ge Bottled Chinese Ink
6. Alum powder diluted in water
7. Wool Felt Pad
8. Magnetic White Board
9. Mini Magnetic Paperweights
10. Clean Ice Water
11. Porcelain Brush Rest
12. Porcelain Flower Shaped Palette
Please visit our online store

http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

for Chinese Painting and Art Supplies

Thanks for watching!

Henry

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“Lucky Rabbit” Calligraphy and “Nine Goldfish” Chinese Painting by Henry Li

Monday, January 16th, 2012

chinese painting ink I did this Lucky Rabbit calligraphy and Nine Fish painting (Jiu Ru meaning “good luck as you wish”) at the Arcadia Mall at the ACA’s 2011 Chinese New Year Festival, wishing them bring you good fortune in year of the rabbit.

I will be teaching an online course at hte http://www.artfulgathering.com this summer. You may pre-register at artfulgethering. This is giving us a “guest list” e-mails. Then you will be invited to the website by June 23rd to formally register. Classes starts on July 16th and last thru to August 20th. Here is my draft class description. Let me know if you have any questions.

Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper
July 16th – August 20th, 2011
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

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 event in June..

Materials List: http://www.blueheronarts.com/article_info.php?articles_id=1
Materials used in the above rabbit painting are:
1) Semi-sized Xuan rice paper
2) Waterbrushes
3) Marie’s Chinese painting colors
vermillion, sinnibar and carmine

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Henry

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Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(2/3) – Chinese Brush

Monday, January 16th, 2012

chinese painting brush 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.

http://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=5

To purchape the STUDENT PACKAGE: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=727

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
http://www.blueheronarts.com

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Record Auction Price for Ancient Chinese Painting

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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A painting by a renowned Chinese artist has set a new record auction price of $65 million. China is now one of the world’s largest auction marketplaces for fine art.

An ink-wash work by Chinese artist Qi Baishi set a new record of $65.4 million for a contemporary Chinese painting in Beijing on Sunday.

The painting, measured 105 inches by 40 inches, depicts a falcon perched on the branch of a pine tree and is surrounded by two calligraphy scrolls titled “a long life, a peaceful world”.

Chinese TV reports say that Qi created the masterpiece in 1946 as a gift to Chiang Kai-shek, late leader of the Kuomingtang, for his 60th birthday.

In the Guardian spring auction, the floor price was set at $13.54 million, and hit the final deal of $65.4 million U.S. Dollars including the brokerage fee after 50 rounds of bidding.

[Guardian Auctioneer]:
“370,000,000 yuan, the last time call. Okay, gone.”

The CEO of Guardian Auction Company says Qi’s work is worth the money.

[Wang Yannan, CEO, Guardian Auction Company]:
“Of course it’s not easy to see such a wonderful work in an auction. It’s very rare. This is indeed one of the best works of Qi Baishi.”

Art market figures from Art Price show that Qi Baishi is the third best-selling artist at auction worldwide, following Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

The Art Price figures also show that China has become the world’s largest auction marketplace for fine art.

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How to Paint Magnolia in Sumi Ink and Water Chinese Brush Painting

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

chinese painting ink This video shows you how to load the brush to get gradation from light to dark, instead of from dark to light.
Medium: Ground Ink on Rice Paper, Coombination Soft Hair and Stiff Synthetic Hair Fountain Brushes, Peach Sap Glue Water.
To get your supplies please visit our online store at : http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

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Small & Extra Fine Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Brushes (Part 2)

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

chinese painting brush Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fSTRZM0xEU

To obtain extra fine and small Chinese painting and calligraphy brushes

http://www.manluenchoon.com/sitemap_e.html

(An internationally renowned brushstore in Hong Kong, ships worldwide, a preferred store by many of my calligraphy and painting friends in Dallas.)

http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore__W0QQ_fsubZ336676QQ_scZ1QQ_sopZ1

(For inquiries of many small brushes not listed online, please call Mr. Robert Bo at 972-758-7238, between 12 – 8 PM, Texas time.)

http://www.orientalartsupply.com/products/brushes_specialty.cfm

http://www.acornplanet.com/brushes.shtml

Basic knowledge and techniques of Chinese brushes

http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p1-brush.htm

To use extra fine brushes, the selection of Xuan paper and grinding quality ink sticks are mutually related to the functionalities of different brushes, as well as the touches (pressure, lifting and pressing, rotation, turning, shivering, and the combined movements) we apply with the brush tips.

1:57 小號紫圭可用於皴法
Small “紫圭” has been one of my favorite brushes.

皴法 (pronounced as Cun Fa or Tsun Fa) Textures in Chinese brush painting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8KmPO5ioRo

To download free Ma Tai’s Chinese Painting Tutorials (2 volumes in pdf)
http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/f/11376197.html ( 马骀画宝 美人百态画谱 )

Small Chinese calligraphy and painting brushes made by Li Fushou http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMnBt2yfEg

Small cursive Chinese calligraphy http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/tsao/index.htm

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Nine Goldfish in Free Style Chinese Painting by Henry Li

Friday, December 30th, 2011

chinese painting brush 九如图 – Nine Goldfish is a good omen in Chinese, which suggests best fortune.

Materials List
Brush:Combination Brush of Goat and Wolf hairs,

http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=199

Paper: single Xuan.
Paints: Marie’s Chinese painting colors,
Ink: ground ink paste from tung oil soot Inkstick.
Glue Water: Peach Sap Glue Powder

http://www.blueheronarts.com/index.php?cPath=7

* Translation of the corner seal: “Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap” which is a line from the Taolist master Chuang Tzu. He said:
“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”
My interpretation: getting the right painting brush is necessary to paint the fish, but it is more important to captured the happy spirit of the fish. If you’ve gotten what I am trying to say, forget about my poor English words. :-)
I carved this seal 25 years ago when I was a graduate student in Nanjing University.

* If you like it I can make a seal like it for you.

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How to Draw Dragonfly – a Chinese Painting Tutorial

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

chinese painting ink silhouette dragonfly painting
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