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Chinese Calligraphy 中國書法 Scroll “Peace Love Joy (和平愛喜)”

Monday, February 6th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Writing “Peace Love Joy” in cursive and semi-cursive Chinese calligraphy for Katia from Russia during a Chinese music concert of Master Betty Zhang in McKinney Performing Arts Center in Texas. The writing was done on a pre-mounted blank scroll with printed dragons in light gold. Though the pre-mounted blank scroll can sometimes be wrinkled due to handling, the wrinkles can be removed with an iron. Like music performers trying to play correct notes, writing on a pre-mounted scroll can be risky since the Chinese ink cannot be changed. So I humbly asked the audience to understand and be as quiet as possible to avoid any distraction; otherwise, I lose the money and the scroll if a single stroke or any artistic detail has disappointed me.
First two characters ( 和平 ) mean peace; third ( 愛 ) love; last ( 喜 ) joy.
Picture: friends with the Mayor of City of McKinney, Texas.

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Yan Zhenqing 顏真卿 Chinese Calligraphy lesson

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Free online Yan Zhenqing models http://www.shufawest.us/models/index.html (for beginners)
Yan Zhenqing dictionary http://www.shufawest.us/zidian/zidian.html

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

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

top chinese painting 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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Pine tree Chinese painting 6/7 waterfall rock finishing

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

top chinese painting Master painters established esthetics and norms to paint trees, flowers, birds, orchid, and a pinetree. Considering the characteristics of Chinese calligraphy and painting brushes, they usually paint trees from top to bottom, adding texture strokes, leaves, details, scales etc. The great Zhang Daquin even wrote in his essays that a tree should be painted from TOP to BOTTOM and it will be absurd if it is done the other way. Part 7 will contain samples of masterpieces of trees and future videos will be demonstrated by other painters.

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Dictionary of Chinese calligraphy styles 中國書法大字典 (Part 1)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy characters in different styles compiled in a dictionary.
Part 1 – covers the general introduction with the index charts of Section Headers.
Part 2 – comparisons of original model books (steles) with dictionary.
Part 3 – comparisons of original model books (ink copies) with dictionary
Part 4 – cross referencing with other dictionaries in different styles and from different publishers
Part 5 – application in creating your styles

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Pine tree Chinese painting 5/7 leaf dots scale rock

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

top chinese painting Master painters established esthetics and norms to paint trees, flowers, birds, orchid, and a pinetree. Considering the characteristics of Chinese calligraphy and painting brushes, they usually paint trees from top to bottom, adding leaves and details, scales etc. The great Zhang Daquin even wrote in his essays that a tree should be painted from TOP to BOTTOM and it will be absurd if it is done the other way. Part 7 will contain samples of masterpieces of trees and future videos will be demonstrated by other painters.

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Kai Shu Characters 淮孫景 in Chinese Calligraphy Wei Bei Style

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Free download of various Chinese calligraphy models of the Wei and Jin Dynasties: http://www.9610.com/weijin/1.htm

http://www.art-virtue.com/styles/kai/index.htm#5 魏碑 (“Wei Bei”), a subset of Chinese calligraphy Kai Shu styles, is generally regarded as one of the best art forms for training the technical requirements of different Chinese calligraphy styles.

Sample characters in this video:
淮 the Huai River
孫 grandson
景 scene

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How to Hold A Chinese Calligraphy Brush 書法執筆

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/p2-holding.htm
How to hold a Chinese calligraphy brush
More details explained in http://www.art-virtue.com/principles/index.htm

Places to buy Chinese calligraphy brushes and Four Treasures
http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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Chinese painting bamboo leaves and basics (demo 1/100)

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

top chinese painting Chinese painting for bamboo series (demo video #1)
Unlike painting trees in most cases, bamboo trunks are painted from bottom to top. The techniques in painting leaves are mutually connected with Chinese calligraphy brushstroke methods. Many Chinese calligraphy practioners and masters can paint bamboo more easily than beginners without a prior experiece in Chinese caligraphy.

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Free Chinese Calligraphy Dictionary from www.9610.com 免費線上書法字典

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

top chinese calligraphy Step 1: Online translator http://au.babelfish.yahoo.com/ or http://translate.google.com/#
Disclaimer: Not all software translators can translate Mandarin Chinese 100% correctly. The sentence structures are very different between English and Chinese.

Step 2: Visit http://www.9610.com/zidian/index.htm and click the “search” [搜索] button at least twice to activate the function.

Step 3: Copy & paste each Chinese character and search in the free calligraphy dictionary database. 9610.com keeps updating and adding more entries.
Warning: For your PC securities, please don’t click on “doubtful” ads in 9610 or some Chinese Websites. The functions of 9610 free dictionary are safe for PCs.

Step 4: Use http://neospeech.com or other voice speech software for pronunciation. Chinese characters in Pinyin are very misleading if one has not learned how to pronunciate based on the Pinyin system.

免費線上書法字典
If you find any errors or glitches, please post your comments in www.9610.com’s bulletin board at http://www.9610.com/b/f2.asp?id=199
Disclaimer: Overall, 9610 dictionary is very accurate. Minor or trivial erros or mismatches may still exist.

More videos added in Playlist – Free Utilities & Resources of Chinese Calligraphy, Painting & Mandarin http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4E70413ED95ED222 These free online utilities will help us obtain the translation of Chinese terms, scans of Chinese calligraphy, stroke orders in Kai Shu, pronunciation, and high quality Chinese painting pictures.
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