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Chinese calligraphy lessons: 13. Paper

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

top chinese calligraphy I this lesson, I talk about paper.

The primary factor that influences writing is the writer. However, paper that is designed to be used in this context will make it easier.

Xuan (宣) paper is most popular, traditional, and prestigious. I recommend single-ply unsized or half sized xuan paper for both practice and presentation.

Tian Yunzhang’s paper comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcDb3rex1A4

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How to Paint Red Hot Hibiscus Chinese Watercolor Painting Tutorial(HD)

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

top chinese painting The rice paper I used is Ivory color Japanese rice paper available now at http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=882

If you are interested in participate to my year-round online class here is the website to go: http://ChineseBrushPainting.ning.com

*This hibiscus painting demo that I did this morning was for a friend on Youtube who has requested it long time ago. She is having a surgery today so I did it today with my best wishes to her. Hope she will do well and happy watching the video soon.

Thanks for watching!

Henry

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Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Chinese Line Drawings from a very old Book

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

top chinese painting Thanks for looking in today. These are images of a very old book, probably from about 1930 if the packaging is believed.
I do not see this kindof art in any frequency, least of all in Europe so when I accidentally ucovered this book I could not believe what I saw. or England and France, they are both China-dead. For some reason Chinese art is something not include din their vocabulary and I wonder why.
maybe some governmental (mental being the keyword) war issues. Who knows….
Either way, these are beautiful to me and I hope you enjoy them too.
Best wishes.

Chinese Bird and Flower Painting Chinese Line Drawings from a very old Book

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

Monday, June 18th, 2012

top chinese painting 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 https://www.blueheronarts.com/information.php?info_id=5

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!

Henry

P.S. the paper I used was antique-colored Xuan which you can purchase from our online store
http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=20

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Chinese calligraphy lessons: 12. Brush pens

Monday, May 28th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Here I talk about brush pens, their merits, and deficiencies compared to normal brushes. Brush pens are basically brushes with ink reservoirs and caps. The concept is good, but the execution is often bad. Brush pens’ writing quality is far below that of normal brushes. For now, students of calligraphy should still use normal brushes.

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Li Shu 隸書 Chinese calligraphy sample lesson #2 (why prefer older rubbings?)

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy Original rubbings ( 原拓 ) from steles of Chinese calligraphy models are always preferred by well-trained Chinese calligraphers and teachers. The shape, structure, spirits of each characters as well as nuances are well kept; however, due to aging and Acts of God, steles deteriorated over the years and the calligraphy needs to be deciphered, understood, and analyzed for practice or appreciation.

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Inexpensive Chinese Calligraphy Four Treasure Combinations for Absolute Beginners (#1-b)

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

top chinese calligraphy These combinations for practicing Chinese calligraphy without buying DVD or expensive books and tools upfront are designed for absolute beginners to learn Chinese characters (hanji, kanji). I have been researching these resources in U.S. over the years and have recommended for friends and students as a starter kit combination.

Forbidden City: http://stores.ebay.com/Big-Teapot-Brush-Jade-Dress-eStore_4-Trs-Brush-Sets_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ336676QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Robert Bo 薄先生
(972) 758-7238
Please call between 12-6 PM, Mon to Sat, Texas time
Near Coit & Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas
sale@oriental-crafts.com or
sale@chinatradesky.com
(Bamboo paper sold out in 2008 / available after 2009)
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Bamboo paper from bookstores in Dallas (Richardson) China Town, Texas
唯美書局 LaserTrek Books & Music (972) 235-8678
世界書局 Chinese Daily News Books (972) 690-0163
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Online shopping: http://www.art-virtue.com/links/index.htm#4

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Goldfish – How to Make Use of Watermarks in Chinese Painting on Rice Paper

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

top chinese painting Introducing the Four Treasures of Chinese Painting: Brush, Rice Paper, Inkstick and Inkstone.
Here is a list of supplies for beginners:
1. 2-5 Chinese Painting Brushes.
You need a pair of soft and stiff brush, or a combination brush to get start. Good varieties in size and shapes are available here for you to choose from. If you already have some Asian brushes, try them to see if they work for you.
2. Sumi Ink. You may use bottled liquid ink for convenience. Tradtitional inkstick and inkstone and are recommended for best result.
3. Rice Paper. High quality of authentic Chinese rice paper are available at moderate prices. We recommend mulberry paper to beginning student for less bleeding and evenly color lending. For advanced students, you might want to try our high absorbent Xuan(shuan) paper.
4. Watercolor Paints. Marie’s Chinese painting watercolor and color chips are available in our online store. You may also use artist quality watercolor or gouache.
5. A Pallete or Two White Ceramic Saucers.
6. A Water Container for rinsing brush, as big as possible.
7. A piece of Felt Pad. It should be in white or light color, no black! Synthetic is fine. Recommended size: 18″x20″.
8. Paper Towel or Hand Tissue. for blotting or to dry the brush.
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Chinese Painting Class Intro: Four Treasures of the Studio(3/3) – Xuan Paper

Wednesday, January 25th, 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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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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