Posts Tagged ‘Demo’

Landscape Painting Tutorial: Grand Canyon with Split Brush Techniques on Triple Xuan Paper(1/3)

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

chinese painting brush Again, I would like to thank Peter(artofphn) for his excellent rendering of the BHA intro and outro. It does add a nice feel to the video as MrHroark says.
Hey, MrHroark and TheBuddhaTv! Thanks for your persistent requests of a class on split brush techniques and a landscape painting. And I would like to also thank other dear viewers who had also made your requests, which I have not got chance to do, but I have not forgotten. Thanks for your patients and stay tuned.

Chinese painting supplies provided and here is the materials list:

1) Rooster feather brush;
2) Bear Hair Brush;
3) Triple Xuan(Shuan, Shuen) rice paper;
4) Chuang Hwa Chinese Ink;
5) Magnetic white board with mini magnetic paperweights;
6) Painting glue power made of peach tree sap;
7) Ceramic Brush Basin with 3 Wells.
8) Porcelain Flower Palette;
9) Marie’s Chinese Painting Colors;
10) Umber Chips.

Thanks for watching and feedbacks!


Duration : 0:27:7


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

Friday, June 29th, 2012

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

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!


P.S. the paper I used was antique-colored Xuan which you can purchase from our online store

Duration : 0:22:38


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Panda Ink Painting Demo

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

chinese painting ink This is a demo of how to paint a “panda” using Ink Brush Painting by the artist Amy Da-Peng King. For more info on the artist, please visit

The music used is Frédéric Chopin’s “Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 for Cello and Piano” provided by

Duration : 0:5:7


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Painting Blue Butterfly Iris with Hake and Trimmed Brushes Watercolor Painting Demo

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

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Duration : 0:20:2


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Where are the Lotus on Echo Lake? A Plein Air Brush Painting of LA Cityscape with Henry Li

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

chines painting supplies Like the Central Park in NYC, Echo Park is located just north of downtown LA. Echo Lake is well known for the annual Lotus Festival, but this year the lotus flowers are absent there. Facing the empty pond I painted this plein air cityscape with mind image of the beautiful flowers. I hope to see the beautiful lotus flowers here next year.

Materials List
Paper: Red Star Single-layer Xuan(Shuan) Paper
Brush: Piston-filler Waterbrush Pens
Color: Sumi Ink and Chinese Watercolors

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Thank you for watching!


Duration : 0:15:42


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Blue Heron Sumi-e Chinese Brush Painting Demo

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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This subject matter is where I would ask my students to start in my painting class. You need one large soft brush and one small hard brush.

Duration : 0:8:11


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Chinese Brush Painting Basic Lesson 1:2

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

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Duration : 0:7:50


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The Good Fortune Peony – a Chinese Painting Demo by Henry Li

Monday, January 9th, 2012

chinese painting ink Along with the plum blossom, peony is a traditional floral symbol of China, where the tree peony(Paeonia suffruticosa) is called 牡丹 (mǔdān). The peony flower is also known as 富贵花 (fùguìhuā) “flower of riches and honour,” and is used symbolically in Chinese art. The inscription on this painting is written in the Han seal script:
宜富当贵(Yi-fu-dang-gui)meaning “youdeserve to be rich and honour.”
If you are interested in learning how to do it and other subject matters in Chinese brush painting style, I will be teaching a step-by-step online class this coming July. For more info please visit tp://

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and here is a list of materials used in this painting for your reference:
1) Blue Heron Arts Semi-sized Xuan rice paper

2) A soft(goat or sheep) hair brush for the flowers, and I used the set of 3 waterbrushes for the rest of the painting.

3) Maries Chinese Painting Colours: yellow, vermilion, cinnabar and rouge for the petals; yellow, indigo, vermillion and ink for the leaves, umber and vermillion plus ink for the wood stems.
4) Chung Hwa bottled Ink or any other sumi ink.
5) Felt pad.
6) Ceramic flower palette.
7) Brush washer, rest and holder,
8) Magnetic paperweight and magnetic white board.
9) Stone seal and seal ink pad.

You can find these supplies at our online store:

Wishing you a happy prosperious year of the rabbit!


Duration : 0:14:51


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Painting Deer in Ink and Watercolor with Chinese Brush on Rice Paper

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

chinese painting ink Material list:

Brush – Goat + Wolf combination brush
Paper – Japanese Rice Paper
Paints – Marie’s Chinese painting colors.
Ink – Bottled Sumi ink

Duration : 0:5:34


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Tree Ripened Loquats – Chinese Watercolor Painting Demo with Henry Li

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

chines painting supplies Loquats are unusual among fruit trees in that the flowers appear in the early winter, and the fruits are ripe in early spring. This golden fruit is a very common subject matter in traditional Chinese painting.
Colors used: Marie’s Chinese watercolors (Gamboge Yellow, Orange Yellow and Verminion, Indigo Blue and Burnt Tea(dark brown).
Brush used: Piston-filler Waterbrush Pens
Paper: Single Layer Xuan(Shuan or Shuen) Rice Paper
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Thank you for viewing!

Duration : 0:9:56


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