Posts Tagged ‘Sumi’

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

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

chinese painting brush Part 1

To obtain extra fine and small Chinese painting and calligraphy brushes

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

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

Basic knowledge and techniques of Chinese brushes

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

To download free Ma Tai’s Chinese Painting Tutorials (2 volumes in pdf) ( 马骀画宝 美人百态画谱 )

Small Chinese calligraphy and painting brushes made by Li Fushou

Small cursive Chinese calligraphy

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Chinese Painting Tutorial: Spotted Owl (selling on eBay)

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

chinese painting brush Sumi ink and watercolor on Japanese Rice Paper. Brushes used: set of three fountain brush pens: wolf hair brush for the feather and tree trunk; nylon brush for details and tree leaves; combination brush for the color washes.
Sumi ink, Piston-filler Water Brush Pens, Japanese rice paper and Chinese painting supplies are available at

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How to Paint Daylily in Traditional Chinese Painting Using Hake Brush

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

chinese painting brush Medium: Hake Brush, Marie’s Chinese painting colours(Orange, Cinnabar, Vermilion, Gamboge, Indigo, Rouge) and Ink on Mulberry Paper.
All supplies can be found at
To purchase a set of 3 hake brushes, please click the following link for more info.

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Bamboo Chinese Painting on a Large Sheet of Xuan Paper with Hake Brush by Henry Li

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

chinese painting ink I did this painting on a 4′x8′ sheet of Xuan paper re request of a Youtube view.
Medium: Long bristle wolf hair brush, hake brush, Sumi Ink, Marie’s Chinese painting colors, Large Xuan Paper.

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How to Paint Dahlia in Chinese Brush Painting with Sumi Ink and Watercolor on Cotton Xuan Rice Paper

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

chinese painting ink This is a study of dahlia flowers in Chinese brush painting. The method is derived from the classical chrysanthemum painting. If you are interested in learning Chinese painting, I will be teaching an online class, which will cover the basic strokes and principles of composition in a step-by-step manner. For more info please visit

Materials List
1. Sheep Pro Brush:

2. Marie’s Chinese Painting Colours: rose(306), rouge(400), yellow(218), indigo(495) and dark green(591)

3. Chinese Chung Hwa ink
4. Cotton Xuan paper
5. Felt Pad
6 Magnetic white board and mini paperweights
7. Flower Palette
8. Brush rest

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Amy drawing a panda bear with Chinese painting brush on a piece of rice paper with silver flakes

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

chinese painting brush This video comes in two parts: the first half is Amy drawing a panda bear with Chinese Painting Brush on a piece of rice paper with silver flakes, and the second half is some video fortages we took at a panda reservation center in China. Hope this video will give you some inspiration to paint panda and bamboo in Chinese painting style.
You may order bear brush, rice paper and ink from our online store at

Brushes: large wolf hair brush and a soft combination brush.
Paper: Xuan rice paper with golden flakes
Ink: Ground ink(leftover) from inkstick and inkstone

Happy Earth Day! (04/22/2010)

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Basic Strokes of Painting Goldfish in Sumi Ink and Watercolor

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

chinese painting ink Chinese Painting Tutorial: Basic Strokes of Painting Goldfish, Sumi,

Medium: Ground Ink, Marie’s Chinese Painting Colors, Single Xuan Rice Paper, Waterbrush Pens

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