Category: Chinese Painting

Jul 25

How to make a Chinese Paint Brush for Chinese Bird and Flower Painting and Calligraphy.

chinese painting How to make a chinese paint brush for Chinese Calligraphy and bird and flower painting. This is a video that is exceptionally rare on YouTUbe.
RaggedyBird was grateful for the Maker to allow us exclusive use of his Images that promote and sell CHinese Brushes.
Later next year we are going out into China to discover the real thing and see and film its creation.

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Jul 23

Why Do American Men Seek Mail Order Brides?

Why are so many American men seeking brides from abroad when there are so many single women at home? There are several reasons:

(1) Nobody at home wants to marry them (in some cases)

Unfortunately, the popular image of the alcoholic, abusive loser who takes a foreign bride because no local woman will marry him is sometimes accurate. It would certainly be painting with too broad a brush to say that all American men who seek international brides are like this, the abusive personality does seem to be well represented among men seeking bride from overseas. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it – the foreign bride often knows very little about her husband when she comes over. By the time she discovers who he really is, she is far from home, economically dependent, unable to afford to go back home, and sometimes pregnant. Abusers sometimes take full advantage of this situation by forcing their brides to submit to treatment that few American women would put up with.

(2) Citizenship in a prosperous Western nation greatly increases their position in the marriage market. The hope of a new life in rich America (or some other Western country) is certainly the top reason why women from third world countries wish to marry Western men (if you don’t think so, ask yourself how many of these women pursue men from Peru or Indonesia). Since the number of women is far greater than the number of Western men looking for them, supply and demand favors the Western man. It thus becomes no problem at all for a man in his 50s to marry a 20-year-old Chinese model, for example.

(3) A lot of American men don’t like American women. One could say that opposite attract, but complaints abound among a certain segment of American men that feminism has gone too far, that it no longer has anything to do with equal rights or fairness, and that it has morphed US women into a third gender – neither masculine nor feminine, confused about their gender identity, and forever competing rather than cooperating to prove that “women can do anything men can do”. This silent war between the sexes creates a competitive atmosphere, some say, that destroys any chance for true intimacy between spouses. Because of this, American men turn to foreign countries to find a bride (and American women increasingly look overseas for husbands!).

Bob Miles


Jul 22

China Painting at CBC

chinese painting About 10 students expanded their knowledge of porcelain painting Tuesday during the Joe Barnhart Workshop Series at Coastal Bend College. Alzora Zaremba, instructor for the course, has been painting china for the past 30 years. While she is familiar with many art forms, her favorite is china. You can move things around, shove them around, wipe back through the paint, add more paint on top of paint, she said. It really is very forgiving — until you fire it in. At right, Mark Parsons uses a green paint to add leaves to the poppies he is painting on his porcelain platter.

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Jul 19

Twisting – a Trick of Chinese Brush Painting

chinese painting This video shows you how to use soft hair brush, such as “baby hair” brush, to draw. You may purchase a traditional baby hair at .

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Jul 16

Butterfly Chinese Painting in Japanese Watercolor

chinese painting 中華彩蝶圖譜 (“China Color Butterfly Pictures”) may be obtained from (Price in US dollars) (Price divided by about 35 is US dollars)

Google search: 中华彩蝶图谱 for more bookstores
The author, a Chinese painter and insectologist, has included his Gongbi paintings of 200 different butterflies in this book. According to the book, China has about 1,800 kinds of butterflies, mostly located in the southern provinces, especially in Taiwan.

Bees, butterflies and dragonflies Chinese painting of the Song Dynasty

Guzheng music: Butterflies in Love with Flowers ( 古箏: 蝶戀花 )

Japanese cake watercolors (Yasutomo Sumi-e watercolor set), sized Xuan paper, and various brushes used in this video:
Asel Art Supply

Some of the Chinese Painting techniques here may be very similar to Chinese Figure Paintings

and Chinese Calligraphy techniques, especially Seal Style and Cursive Styles. Due to time limitation, I did not record the full length of painting procedures. Many finishing touches are not recorded and included here since they are intuitive and self-explanatory.

More about Chinese butterflies and related art and painting:

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Jul 16

The Traditional Shinto Wedding Of Japan

Japanese wedding customs is considered as one of the oldest forms of wedding traditions around the world, much like the traditional Chinese wedding. But because of the influence of Western culture, the traditional Japanese wedding, or Shinto wedding, have now been widely replaced by modern Western-style wedding ceremonies. However, Shinto wedding celebration are still practiced in some parts of the country. So is the traditional way of Japanese weddings? Shinto Wedding In either case, may it be the shinto wedding or western-style wedding, the couple must first be legally married by filing for marriage at their local government office, and the official documentation must be produced in order for the ceremony to be held. Before ever getting married there are two types of mate selection that may occur with the couple:

  • Miai – or the arranged marriage
  • Ren ai – or a love match

The traditional Japanese wedding, or Shinto wedding, involves painting the Japanese wife-to-be white from head to toe, visibly declaring her maiden status to the gods. There are also the traditional head dresses that the couples may use. There are traditionally two head dresses, one is the watab?shi, a white hood; the other, called the tsunokakushi, serves to hide the bride’s ‘horns of jealousy.’ It also symbolizes the bride’s intention to become a gentle and obedient wife. Traditional Japanese wedding customs (shinzen shiki) involve an elaborate ceremony held at a Shinto shrine. Japanese weddings are being increasingly extravagant with all the elaborate details placed into thought. However, in some cases, younger generations choose to abandon the formal ways by having a “no host party” for a weddingIn this situation, the guests include mainly of the couple’s friends who pay an attendance fee.
Westernized Japanese Wedding Celebration In recent years, the “Western Style Wedding” (influenced by Christian weddings) has become the choice of most couples in Japan.An industry has sprung up, dedicated to providing couples with a ceremony modeled after church rituals. Japanese western style weddings are generally held in a chapel, either in a simple or elaborate ceremony, often at a dedicated wedding chapel within a hotel.
The service is given either in Japanese, English or quite often, a mix of both. It follows Protestant ceremony, relaxed and not overtly religious. After the reading, there is a prayer and a short message, explaining the sanctity of the wedding vows (seiyaku). The bride and groom share their vows and exchange rings. The chapel register is signed and the new couple is announced. This is often followed by the traditional wedding kiss. The service can conclude with another hymn and a benediction. For more information visit to our site at

Beverly Huffine


Jul 13

Panda Mother with Baby (1) Chinese Painting

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Jul 10

Bamboo Studies – Chinese Bird and Flower Painting.

chinese painting Bamboo Studies – Chinese Bird and Flower Painting. Chinese Bamboo Painting. There is something very mysterious about the way the Chinese Paint Bamboo.
Here we see some examples of Chinese Bamboo and in this we study the leaves and their formations.
There is alot more to painting Bamboo once you are seasoned in the method..
However, I hope this is a small inspiration for your time.
Thanks for calling in.

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Jul 08

Silicone Paper Patching Technique in Chinese Painting (1 of 2)

chinese painting for purchase info. How to resue a mistaken stroke in Chinese Painting? This video shows you the patching technique using silicone release paper. For more information on silicone mounting paper, please visit

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Jul 04

Chinese Painting Bamboo for Beginners–Windy Bamboo

chinese painting Chinese Brush Painting Class by Wendy Koay

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