Welcome

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.

The Latest Lesson

Lesson 55 Painting Dogs with Datong Xu

"What do you think is the most difficult thing to draw?" a guest painter was asked by the king of Qi. The artist answered:"Dogs and horses are the most difficult to draw."  "Then what is the easiest thing to draw?" followed by the King. "Ghosts are the easiest to draw," the artist said. "People are familiar with dogs and horses, which they see every day, so dogs and horses are the most difficult to draw. As to ghosts, no one has ever seen them, so one can draw them any way one likes. " Therefore, this lesson is one of the most difficult lessons and as a matter of fact, it took Datong Xu, our guest teacher, four attempts to have it done. You will see the uncut versions of all four demos of the new year's dogs with Datong, plus two dog portraits painted for Leasha as our farewell gifts. 

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Leanne Lindsay updated their profile
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Doreen Robertson replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Dragon and Phoenix with Auspicious Clouds and Poenies in the group Lesson 11: Chinese Dragon
"Wow, Henri , that is so wonderful - a lift to the spirits! I should love to try it eventually, but…"
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Sue Kelly replied to Sue Kelly's discussion Sue's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Thank you very much Henry, understand with the "fish-heads-seeking the same food" in the…"
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Leanne Lindsay added a discussion to the group Lesson 32 Xieyi Landscape Painting with Prof Kang
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leannes lesson 32 practices

very challenging and rewarding - haven't washed it yet…See More
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Lesson 32 Xieyi Landscape Painting with Prof Kang

This is my first collaboration class with my old friend Prof Kang Yuyi at Nanjing Univ. He is the…See More
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Leanne Lindsay replied to Leanne Lindsay's discussion leannes lesson 8 practices in the group Lesson 8: Landscape - Three Gorges of Yangtze River
"more practices following your advice - am happier with these except the boat in the last one which…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sue Kelly's discussion Sue's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Sue, both of your orchid leaves and iris blades are very nice! From the composition point, the…"
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Henry Li aka HEART added a discussion to the group Lesson 11: Chinese Dragon
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Dragon and Phoenix with Auspicious Clouds and Poenies

In Feng Shui, The Phoenix & Dragon..This celestial couple is the symbol of everlasting love and…See More
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Henry Li aka HEART commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Painting dragon and phoenix on a large hanging scroll
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Sue Kelly replied to Sue Kelly's discussion Sue's Lesson 1 in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Orchid - I practiced the leaves over and over everyday and I felt I was trying to hard, I…"
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Sue Kelly added a discussion to the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
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Sue's Lesson 1 Practices part 4

Chicks - I started to relax and enjoy this one. I loved painting them.Blue Heron - I am still…See More
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara dogs in the group Lesson 55 Dogs
"Good news about your commission, Henry.  White horses will be a challenge, won't they??"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara dogs in the group Lesson 55 Dogs
"Ritu, thank you for your warm words, indians women should come on the class to learn with Henry and…"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara dogs in the group Lesson 55 Dogs
"Thank you Henry, yes light hairs are difficult and I think the mouth of the dog could be larger…"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara dogs in the group Lesson 55 Dogs
"Linda, thank you so much for your visit and kind words, I try to keep it alive with animals but not…"
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Sue Kelly added a discussion to the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
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Sue's Lesson 1

This is my practice for Lesson 1 Orchid & Iris…See More
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH commented on Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's blog post Classes in China
"Yes Henry.  Thank you."
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Ritu Khanna replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Out Of Lesson Practices
"Thank You Mr Li... I looked it up, it indeed is... no wonder it looked so different from…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Chuck McGee's discussion Chuck beginner mind in the group Lesson 26 Zen Paintings with Prof Lu
"Chuck, I like your painting better than the reference photo. I used to live in Colorado Springs and…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara dogs in the group Lesson 55 Dogs
"I like the long-haired one. It is difficult to do light hairs (BTW, I am commissioned to paint…"
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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 49 Zodiac Monkey

Lesson 50 Children Portraits

Lesson 51 Bubble Eye and Oranda Goldfish

Lesson 52 Zodiac Rooster

Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes

A new video class will be added each month with a new and different subject matter, such as horses, humming birds, pouring ink style landscape, 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"
"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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Out Of Lesson Practices

Started by Ritu Khanna in Other. Last reply by Ritu Khanna on Saturday. 391 Replies

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

Rubina's Lesson1 Practice

Started by Rubina Brar in Introduce Yourself! Jan 22. 0 Replies

I have used mixed brush (hard and soft). I do not know how to sign in chinese so…Continue

BHA Sample Paper Demonstrations

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Chinese Painting Materials. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Jan 8. 1 Reply

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Masking

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in CBP Techniques and Special Effects. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Jan 5. 9 Replies

Posted by Susan Devonshire on April 23, 2013 at 6:47amHi everyone,Is there a technique or product to mask areas from painting with chinese ink and color on rice…Continue

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Classes in China

Posted by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH on February 16, 2018 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

Some of you may have seen on Face book about CBP classes in China.

If anyone registers for the class and mentions my Facebook name, Peilan, the sponsor said you would receive a 5% discount. I would be going if care of my dad did not…

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