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Lucky 8 horses for Sucess a Chinese Painting Demo by Henry Li

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

chinese painting ink Eight is a lucky number in Chinese because Fa(fortune) and Ba(8) are same pronounciation in Cantonese and other regional dialects. Lucky Eight Horses has been a favorite theme in Chinese painting. I did this in a CNY’s festival at a local mall to repress my good wishes for the Year of Rabbit.
In the beginning, I was thinking to do all the horses racing forward as seen in most “eight horse” Chinese paintings, but I made the second horse backword accidentally, so I changed my mind to set them the ranch instead.


1. Waterbrushes
2. Semi-sized Xuan Rice Paper
4. Marie’s Chinese Painting Colours
5. Sumi Painting Colors
4. Chung Hwa Ink
5. Felt pad
6. Magnetic paperweights
7. Magnetic Board
8. Peach Sap Glue Power
9. Bamboo brush holder
10. Ceramic Flower Palette

Chinese painting supplies available at

A good news for those who are interested in learning Chinese brush painting
I will be teaching an online class and here is the class description
Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Rice Paper
Teacher: Henry X. Li
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

Please go to to pre-register if you are interested. There will be a $5.00 registration fee to register an a student account for the class.

Thank you for your questions and comments!


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