Tagged: Chinese painting

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 http://www.BlueHeronArts.com .

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Jul 08

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

chinese painting http://stores.ebay.com/blueheronartscom 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 http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

Duration : 0:9:5

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Jun 28

How to Paint Icy Landscape in Chinese Painting or Sumi-e – Frozen Niagara Falls

chinese painting 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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Duration : 0:21:56

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Jun 16

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965)

chinese art Discover how Fu Baoshi–perhaps the greatest landscape and figure painter of China’s modern period–integrated Western and traditional Asian artistic influences to create a new style that was both unmistakably Chinese and undeniably modern.

Expanding Tradition and Sino-Japanese Confluences in the Art of Fu Baoshi
Aida Yuen Wong, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Chair of East Asian Studies, Brandeis University

Learn more about Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution Fu Baoshi (1904–1965)


The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Nanjing Museum.

Duration : 1:20:21

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Jun 07

How to Mount Chinese Painting or Sumi-e with Silicone Paper

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Product information:

Easy to use heat-sensitive Silicone Paper for dry mounting. Silicone coated on one side. The acid-free adhesive melt at 180F heat and bonds to paper, fabric, plastic, wood, etc. as it cools off. It flows under heat and pressure, and can be patched, overlapped and pieced together. It is removable when reheated. The release paper keeps adhesive film clean and makes adhesive film easy to handle and protect the artwork and the iron or press machine.

Great for dry mounting thin papers, rice paper, tissue paper, parchment, watercolors, silks, and other fabrics.

Basic Mounting Method 1: Direct Mounting

In this method the orginal painting is mounted directly to the silicone paper.

1. Dampen the painting first. You may spray the original painting evenly with water.

2. Cut the silicone paper to the size exactly same as the original painting or slightly smaller.

3. Put 4 layers of denim cloth on the table as mounting surface.

4. Set the iron temperature to 180° F (between silk and wool) and start the ironing movement from center out, first in cross and then in X movements to avoid bubbles.

5. Apply less pressure in the beginning and gradually increase pressure later. Don’t press too hard or set temperature too hot. In other words you want to avoid any big fold or wrinkles which would become permanent. Small wrinkles can be streched out easily with hot iron.

Here are some Youtube videos showing you how to mount a small ACEO or large piece of panoramic landscape painting–


Basic Method 2: Indirect Mounting.

This method is transfer the silicon adhesive film to the backing material first, then take the release paper off and mount the painting on. Here are the steps:

1. Place the silicone release paper filme side facing down, or mounting board, foam board etc..

2. Iron it along the edge and let it cool a little bit.

3. Cut the Silicone Release Paper a little bit larger (1/4″ – 1/2″) than the board along the edge. (No need to measure!)

4. Peel the release paper off and save it for use in step 6.

5. Trim the adhesive film along the board edge with a glue gone, knife or scissors.

6. Lay the artwork face up on the adhesive film and cover it with the release paper from step 4.

7. Now it’s ready to put into a heat press machine or an iron.

The more you use the more advantages will be found.


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Q: When would you use dry mounting and when wet mounting?
A: Good question! If you use western watercolor pigments on rice paper they would bleed when wet mounting so dry mounting would avoid such problem with color running or ink bleeding. Some rice paper are very thin and maybe too fragile to wet mount. If you are in a hurry, dry mounting takes less time than wet mounting.

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Jun 04

China’s Most Popular Artist on the Web – Hai Sheng Wang 王海胜

chinese art China Most Web Popularity Artist 2010 – Hai Sheng Wang

Leading International Art Competition Winner, Art Horizon, 1988, New York City

Former Canadian Artist Representation (CARFAC) Provincial Delegate of Alberta


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May 29

Tree Ripened Loquats – Chinese Watercolor Painting Demo with Henry Li

chinese painting Loquats are unusual among fruit trees in that the flowers appear in the early winter, and the fruits are ripe in early spring. This golden fruit is a very common subject matter in traditional Chinese Painting.
Colors used: Marie’s Chinese watercolors (Gamboge Yellow, Orange Yellow and Verminion, Indigo Blue and Burnt Tea(dark brown).
Brush used: Piston-filler Waterbrush Pens
Paper: Single Layer Xuan(Shuan or Shuen) Rice Paper
All supplies can be found at http://www.BlueHeronArts.com
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Duration : 0:9:56

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May 29

The Chinese Arts Spoken in English, for English Speaking Students. “It makes sense!”

chinese art The Chinese Art Channel explained in Plain English, for English Speaking People.
Someone recently complained to me that most Chinese Art Channels on YouTube are all in full spoken Chinese. “What use is this to me. It’s useless. I speak English like everyone else in the West.”
This is a dilemma and a short-sightedness of those irresponsibly handling what is supposed to be an international arena of shared leisure and spiritual pass-time but moreover, a way of life. on the other hand, you can at least watch the method, though I admit, many Chinese Art videos spent long periods of time explaining things about the brush, its handling and so on, for long long periods of time, all in full blasting Chinese.
I am as clueless as anyone else when it comes to such education but at least the Chinese can benefit from this. I hope anyway. There are many languages in China. The on commonality is the Written language.
Chinese Bamboo Painting Education for English Speaking Students.
A little lesson in Bamboo Representation in China. I ama lways intrigued with the degree of variance one can find even in spontaneous painting Chinesewise with bamboo.
It is singularly one of the most painted plants of China.
Here is lesson TWO about the Symbology and attitude towards Chinese Bamboo.

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May 20

Chinese Painting Tutorial: Spotted Owl (selling on eBay)

chinese painting 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 http://www.BlueHeronArts.com

Duration : 0:10:15

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May 17

How to Paint Daylily in Traditional Chinese Painting Using Hake Brush

chinese painting 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 http://www.BlueHeronArts.com
To purchase a set of 3 hake brushes, please click the following link
http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=214 for more info.

Duration : 0:12:21

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