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Jul 28

Blue Heron Sumi-e Chinese Brush Painting Demo

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This subject matter is where I would ask my students to start in my painting class. You need one large soft brush and one small hard brush.

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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 http://www.BlueHeronArts.com .

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Jun 13

Chinese Calligraphy Demo

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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
Thank you for viewing!

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Apr 18

chinese calligraphy set demo

chinese calligraphy writing with the Chinese Calligraphy set

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Feb 14

The Good Fortune Peony – a Chinese Painting Demo by Henry Li

chinese painting Along with the plum blossom, peony is a traditional floral symbol of China, where the tree peony(Paeonia suffruticosa) is called 牡丹 (mǔdān). The peony flower is also known as 富贵花 (fùguìhuā) “flower of riches and honour,” and is used symbolically in Chinese Art. The inscription on this painting is written in the Han seal script:
宜富当贵(Yi-fu-dang-gui)meaning “youdeserve to be rich and honour.”
If you are interested in learning how to do it and other subject matters in Chinese brush painting style, I will be teaching a step-by-step online class this coming July. For more info please visit tp://theartfulgathering.blogspot.com/p/instructors.html

For Chinese Painting supplies please visit:

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and here is a list of materials used in this painting for your reference:
1) Blue Heron Arts Semi-sized Xuan rice paper

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2) A soft(goat or sheep) hair brush for the flowers, and I used the set of 3 waterbrushes for the rest of the painting.

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3) Maries Chinese Painting Colours: yellow, vermilion, cinnabar and rouge for the petals; yellow, indigo, vermillion and ink for the leaves, umber and vermillion plus ink for the wood stems.
4) Chung Hwa bottled Ink or any other sumi ink.
5) Felt pad.
6) Ceramic flower palette.
7) Brush washer, rest and holder,
8) Magnetic paperweight and magnetic white board.
9) Stone seal and seal ink pad.

You can find these supplies at our online store:

http://www.blueheronarts.com

Wishing you a happy prosperious year of the rabbit!

Henry

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Jan 31

Three Friends of Winter in Traditional Chinese Painting (2/2) – Henry Li

chinese painting Go to http://stores.eBay.com/blueheronartscom to collect this and other original painting, or visit http://www.blueheronarts.com for the piston waterbrush pens, watercolor and rice paper supplies.

About The Three Friends in Winter (岁寒三友)
What are the “three friends”? They are bamboo, plum blossoms, and the pine tree. They represent three ideal aspects of the ideal person:
1. Bamboo – this friend represents flexibility. Bamboo grows tall, and can be strong. It’s so strong to use as a tool or as a weapon, yet it is also flexible. Healthy bamboo grows straight towards the sky and yet, when even the strongest wind blows, it will not break. In the face of great force, you can yield as necessary and then spring back from a position of strength, without breaking.
2. Plum Blossoms – this friend represents beauty among even harsh circumstances. Plum flowers bloom in the depth of winter. Amid great cold and dreariness that might kill other flowers, the plum blossom opens and shows its beauty. To be like this friend, you should find opportunity even in the most bleak situations, and let your beauty shine forth.
3. Pine Tree – this friend symbolizes survival through difficulty. The pine is green all year round, and does not wither even in the coldest days of winter. It can grow in places with little water and nutrients.
If you keep these friends in mind in both good times and bad, you may find yourself inspired to be flexible in ways you thought you couldn’t be — and perhaps you can blossom and survive in situations where others falter.

Brushes used:
1. Wolf Hair Waterbrush – Branches of Plum with “flying white”
2. Goat and Wolf Combination Brush – Plum Folowers
3. Synthetic and Natural Blend waterbrush – Caylex and Pollens, pine needles

Paper used: Japanese Rice Paper

Pigments Used: Watercolor (White, Red, Green, Brown and Black)

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Jan 10

Three Friends of Winter in Traditional Chinese Painting (1/2) – Henry Li

chinese painting Go to http://stores.eBay.com/blueheronartscom to collect this and other original painting, or visit http://www.blueheronarts.com for the piston waterbrush pens, watercolor and rice paper supplies.

About The Three Friends in Winter (岁寒三友)
What are the “three friends”? They are bamboo, plum blossoms, and the pine tree. They represent three ideal aspects of the ideal person:
1. Bamboo – this friend represents flexibility. Bamboo grows tall, and can be strong. It’s so strong to use as a tool or as a weapon, yet it is also flexible. Healthy bamboo grows straight towards the sky and yet, when even the strongest wind blows, it will not break. In the face of great force, you can yield as necessary and then spring back from a position of strength, without breaking.
2. Plum Blossoms – this friend represents beauty among even harsh circumstances. Plum flowers bloom in the depth of winter. Amid great cold and dreariness that might kill other flowers, the plum blossom opens and shows its beauty. To be like this friend, you should find opportunity even in the most bleak situations, and let your beauty shine forth.
3. Pine Tree – this friend symbolizes survival through difficulty. The pine is green all year round, and does not wither even in the coldest days of winter. It can grow in places with little water and nutrients.
If you keep these friends in mind in both good times and bad, you may find yourself inspired to be flexible in ways you thought you couldn’t be — and perhaps you can blossom and survive in situations where others falter.

Brushes used:
1. Wolf Hair Waterbrush – Branches of Plum with “flying white”
2. Goat and Wolf Combination Brush – Plum Folowers
3. Synthetic and Natural Blend waterbrush – Caylex and Pollens, pine needles

Paper used: Japanese Rice Paper

Pigments Used: Watercolor (White, Red, Green, Brown and Black)

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Dec 03

How to Paint Trees in Chinese Brush Painting with Watercolor and Sumi Ink

chinese painting This video in an new interpretation of the basic “four branches” concept of traditional Chinese brush painting in painting trees. You may search Youtube to find many computer generated trees and landscapes based on a very simple fractal element. In my view traditional Chinese painting is the prototype of fractal design, which emphasized on training of some simple “fractal” sets to achieve spontaneous artistic creation. Please see this Youtube video about our fractal universe:

Those fractal sets or elements of traditional Chinese landscape painting has been passed down from master to students and practiced generation after generation. You can find these painting rules and principles in the classic text Musdard Seed Garden Manual of Painting.

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If you want to achieve the freedom of creation like ancient and modern Chinese Artists you need to learn the basic rules first then vary them. Like for example in painting trees, you need to know how to draw the basic four branches first. Then try to express your own mood with seasonal asspect so to give your painting “breath resonance and life movement.”

I wish you not only could learn the Chinese way of painting trees through this lesson, but the importance of fractal design concepts. That is why I strongly recommend the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. As you can see this was how I learned Chinese Painting from my teacher.

Thanks for watching!

Happy Holidays!

Henry

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