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Welcome to the Chinese Brush Painting  online class with Henry Li!  This is a private art classroom of monthly video lessons. With paid membership you will receive personal critiques on your assigned practices and join private discussion groups on general topics, workshops and exhibitions. You will also enjoy the  online gallery, community blogs and live chat activities with inspiring CBP artists from around the world.

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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Chicks"
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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Heron pics"
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Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s out of lesson practice in the group Discussion Groups
"The original from Endre Penovac:"
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Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s out of lesson practice in the group Discussion Groups
"More cat study, I like artist Endre Penovac’s cats with Very fluffy hair.  …"
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Emily Whittle replied to Victoria Li's discussion Victoria's Calligraphy Class Demos and Homework(2) in the group Basic Chinese Calligraphy with Victoria
"I’ve fallen a bit behind! Here is homework from previous class: Have"
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Robert E Fraser replied to Brady Hansen's discussion Soke Massaki Hatsumi explains why he paints
"Hello Brady I don't think we have met in the dojo but have I lived in Japan for 20+ years now…"
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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Henry Did my art upload as I don't see any of them although I attached and hit upload?"
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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Hi Henry  I sent a total of 15 including Basic Orchid, orchid with rocks, orchid hangingBlue…"
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Robert E Fraser replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"More attached"
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SusanMarie aka PAA replied to SusanMarie aka PAA's discussion Susan Marie practices Classical Painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
" Seal is photoshopped so can be changed.  Thank you! "
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to SusanMarie aka PAA's discussion Susan Marie practices Classical Painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"The exposure is fine now. I think the modifications are good. Signature could be at the lower right…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Robert E Fraser's discussion Lesson one works in progress in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Hi Roert, Congratulation on your early retirement! Use a paper towel to blot the brush heel if it…"
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Robert E Fraser added a discussion to the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
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Hello HenryI struggled to get started but now I'm on fire. I have a big issue with too much wetness…See More
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Ping Huang replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s practice of classical Chinese landscape painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Thank you Henry!"
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SusanMarie aka PAA replied to SusanMarie aka PAA's discussion Susan Marie practices Classical Painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"hello , I corrected trees and washed the bright blue..."
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ping Huang's discussion Ping’s practice of classical Chinese landscape painting in the group Classical Chinese Landscape Painting 10 Zoom Classes
"Now it it perfect! ★★★★★"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Elisa Menck's discussion Elisa Menck’s Lesson 21 Practices in the group Lesson 21 Peacock
"Elisa, all three peacocks are beautiful. #3 is my favorite for its perfect simplicity. The feather…"
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Membership Fee Plans

Paid Membership: This website hosted by Henry Li is a paid-access network for all artists who want to learn Chinese brush painting. Please choose a membership option below. It is not a recurring billing plan so you will be prompted to pay once your subscription expires.

$20.00/Month
$45.00/3 Months
($15.00 per month)
$80.00/6 Months
($13.33 per month)
$120.00/1 Year
($10.00 per month)
$198.00/2 Years($8.25 per month)

*This is the only cost to watch all Henry's online classes 24/7, get critique on your practices, socialize with other members, browse the forum, open discussion groups, photo gallery, blogs and chat.  You have full control over your privacy settings in a very friendly community.

Membership Q&A

Q: How much it cost to become a paid member?
A: This site welcome all CBP or sumi artists to join and here is the membership cost depending on which plan you choose:

$20.00/Month
$45.00/3 Months($15.00 per month)
$80.00/6 Months
($13.33 per month)
$120.00/1 Year
($10.00 per month)
$198.00/2 Years($8.25 per month)

Q: How do you teach your video class?
A: All pre-recorded video classes are open-ended, available 24/7 all year round. In addition to instructional video classes, assignments and handouts, you will receive personalized critiques from Henry. His critiques on other students' practices are also proved to be very valuable learning resources.

Q: How do I register and pay for membership?

A: Just click on "sign up" to register your account. We take credit cards or Paypal. A payment gateway is integrated with this network which is very secure and you will get instant access to the classes automatically. If you have any problem with signing up or prefer a different payment method, please contact Henry Li.

Q: I am a returning student, what do I need to pay?
A: If your membership has expired, all you need to renew your general membership in order to access all old classes and up-coming new ones(there is no longer per class charge). All your old posts are still under your account.   

Q: Can I download the class videos and view them off-line?

A: No. To purchase downloadable video lessons or DVDs please visit BHA online store.

Be Inspired by Chinese Brush Painting Master, Henry X. Li

Chinese Brush Painting Online Video Class with Henry Li

Join master Chinese Brush Painting artist, Henry X. Li, for a year round journey of online learning where you will discover, step by step, how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint with various rice papers. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students, Chinese brush painting is an ongoing class you will not want to miss.

Master Li will discuss the basic foundational strokes and principles of composition in his video classes. To further enrich each of his student's learning experience, individual critiques are given in a class forum setting, with follow-up instructions in a hands on manner.

Students begin with the basic video lessons and practice. Subject matters include the classical "Four Gentlemen" - bamboo, orchid, plum and chrysanthemums, rose, wisteria and peony flowers, birds, animals and landscapes.

New: Chinese Calligraphy lesson with Victoria

Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchids, Baby Chick and Blue Herons
Lesson 2: Plum Blossoms and Birds
Lesson 3: Bamboo and Panda Bears
Lesson 4: Landscapes
Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
Lesson 6: Rose, Wisteria and Cats
Lesson 7: Chrysanthemum and Rooster
Lesson 8: Landscape (the three Gorges of Yangtze)
Lesson 9: Monkeys
Lesson 10: Lotus Flowers and Frogs
Lesson 11: Chinese Dragon
Lesson 12: Camellia(in Gongbi style)
Lesson 13: Bird of Paradise
Lesson 14: Scots Pine and Squirrel
Lesson 15: Summer Fruits and Veggies(in Etegami style)
Lesson 16: Basic Elements of Chinese Landscape Painting
Lesson 17: Water Buffalo
Lesson 18: Boneless-style Flower and Birds on Silk or Sized Paper
Lesson 19: Misty Mountains in Neo-Fu Baoshi Style on Mulberry Paper
Lesson 20: Red-crowned Cranes
Lesson 21: Peacocks
Lesson 22: Carp, Goldfish and Snakes
Lesson 23: Magnolia
Lesson 24: Day Lily
Lesson 25: Southern Song Style Landscape
Lesson 26: Zen Paintings
Lesson 27: Lesson 27 Rhododendron and Poppies
Lesson 28: Gongbi Colored Landscape
Lesson 29: Three Variations of Phalaenopsis
Lesson 30:  Horses
Lesson 31: Finger Paintings
Lesson 32: Creative Methods of Xieyi Landscape
Lesson 33: Insects with prof Rao
Lesson 34: Shrimp and Crab in Qi Baishi Style
Lesson 35: Tiger
Lesson 36: Water Lilies
Lesson 37: Eagles
Lesson 38: Columbia River Gorge
Lesson 39: Goats
Lesson 40: Peach of Longevity
Lesson 41: Koi Pond
Lesson 42: Figure Painting with prof Luo Laiying
Lesson 43: Wei Zixi Style Landscape with Wei Li
Lesson 44: Grapes and Morning Glory
Lesson 45: Master Zhangs' Birds
Lesson 46: Dogwood
Lesson 47: Waterfalls
Lesson 48: Portrait
Lesson 50: Children Portraits
Lesson 51: Bubble Eye and Oranda Goldfish
Lesson 52:Lesson 52 Zodiac Rooster
Lesson 53: Poinsettias and French Elpes
Lesson 54: Monoprint and Wet Mounting with Lesson 55: Dogs
Lesson 56: Zodiac Pigs/Boars
Lesson 57: Amaryllis
Lesson 58: Rat and other Zodiac Symbols
Lesson 59 Gardenias

New video classes will be added frequently on different subject matters or techniques, such as zodiac animals, humming birds, pouring ink style landscape, Gongbi or fine-line style flower and birds. Your learning experience continues month to month, and you are welcome to advance your training and practice at your own pace. Video's are viewable 24/7.

Students will receive access to a variety of enriching discussion groups, assignment and critique centers, and new monthly lessons.

 
Students who were surveyed said these things about Mr. Henry Li aka
HEART - "Henry Energetic Artist Responsive Teacher"
"I cannot thank you enough for the online classes you offer to your students. You are truly making a difference to many of us. With your videos, handouts, extra demonstrations, and wonderful direct feedback with the lessons, you provide invaluable information for those of us to learn this style of art that would not otherwise have the opportunity.  I feel like I have grown a lot thanks to your teachings, and I am looking forward to many many years of painting and learning. "
"The best part of my experience is [the] balance between learning, practicing, sharing ideas with other students, enjoying the workshop, and having
met Professor Henry Li"
The best part of my experience is Henry's wealth of expertise & knowledge and his generosity in sharing as well as his skill as a teacher. Also enthusiastic, involved, creative & supportive co-students."
"The best part has been the teacher, who is a master of what he teaches but also a master at teaching. Equally important was the support, participation, and community with the other students. I will be a continuing student, Henry's class has become an important part of my daily life, something I didn't expect to happen."

 

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About

Henry X. Li
aka HEART as in Henry Energetic Artist Responsive Teacher

Henry Xiaohui Li, as known by his artist name Ji-yi-lou-zhu, is the owner of Blue Heron Arts Co. in Los Angeles, California.

 

Trained in a time-honored tradition of art, Henry Li began painting in under Zhang Zhengyin, a master in Henry's hometown, Nanjing. He majored in Archaeology when he got into Nanjing University in 1977, and became a fellow of the Center for Oriental Painting and Calligraphy Study in 1983.

 

Being an online art teacher and art supplier, Henry has  found himself a full-time job with thousands of fans and students all over the world.

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Soke Massaki Hatsumi explains why he paints 4 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEytE78rqRQI thought this would be appreciated by the artists here. This man is the grandmaster of one of the arts I study.  Bujinkan Budo Ninpo Taijutsu.Continue

Started by Brady Hansen in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Robert E Fraser 15 hours ago.

Out Of Lesson Practices 1252 Replies

As suggested by Mr Li I will be adding my out of lesson practices here. The first is poinsettias. Continue

Started by Ritu Khanna in Other. Last reply by Ritu Khanna Mar 29.

I've never paint before but now I am so interested in learning sumi-e 4 Replies

Hello everybody!I feel very lucky to discover this amazing community and a great profesor as Henry Li.I've seen students works and the level is very high!!! Congratulations.I hope learn more about painting and achieve do my own paintings.I also like…Continue

Started by Fani Konstantinou in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Mar 8.

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What is a real failed-painting ?

In free-style Sumi painting, accidental effects are very important. Try to reduce the times of reloading the brush to produce natural integration is effective. Try to do your painting with a large brush with emphasis on…

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on February 9, 2021 at 10:20pm — 3 Comments

Victoria's Secret Handscroll painted in 2020

Victoria has been working on the pre-mount scroll for months secretly-early in…

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on January 18, 2021 at 11:57am — 4 Comments

Cold Moon School Landscape

Happy New Year! I am in preparing to our next landscape Zoom class which will be focused on the Cold-Moon school. Here is my practice. …

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on December 31, 2020 at 11:49pm — 3 Comments

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