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.

Lesson of the Month

Lesson 50 Kids Portraits

Lesson 50 Children Portraits

This lesson is a follow-up workshop after Lesson 48 Portrait from Photography. In this lesson we will focus on how to paint children portraits with some more tips and answers to many questions and problems that we have got in the previous lesson, such as how to draw facial contour and hairs, how to paint lips and nose, how to shade and color in nice and clean gongbi style etc. Thank Maribel for her generosity of sharing this in-person workshop with our online class and for her contribution as an advanced gongbi painting student to this lesson!    

Latest Activity

Henry Li aka HEART replied to Chris Beltrand aka QFB's discussion Chris' lesson in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
"Chris, I like the one with glasses.  Here is the posterized picture for your reference.  "
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Chris Beltrand aka QFB added a discussion to the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
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Hi every one, Hi Henri,I Did 2 attempts this week of my niece. Too ugly ones, and I am struggling…See More
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Chris Beltrand aka QFB replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Lesson 50 Assignment and Handouts in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
"Yes, I guess. I know that you are also waiting for more advices as I do. I am stucking as well,…"
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Lesson 50 Assignment and Handouts in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
"Chris, I had a similar question.  When I started my discussion for the lesson Henry offered a…"
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Chris Beltrand aka QFB replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Lesson 50 Assignment and Handouts in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Have a good trip, Henry."
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Beautiful.  Mounting did bring out the colors.  I love the liveliness of all the cranes."
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you Marjati, sure your ink and brushes are waiting for the right moment..."
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you Henry for your feedback, ohh there is some likeness indeed ! when I mounted it, I thought…"
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Marjati Pratomo replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Hi Ozara, just popped in and saw your great cranes! They remind me of the hughe numbers of birds…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Ozara,  I like #1 the best, which reminds me of my recent flying trip to the east coast.…"
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Geri Ross and Henry Li aka HEART are now friends
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Geri Ross was featured
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Linda An, aka CIAO commented on Henry Li aka HEART's photo
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":-) bye bye beautiful herons...impermanence, into the void...."
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Henry Li aka HEART commented on Henry Li aka HEART's photo
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"Linda, that one was painted on the magic cloth has gone with the wind before I took a picture. "
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Gini Newcomb aka CLO commented on Henry Li aka HEART's photo
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"Sooo beautiful painting Henry!"
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Gini Newcomb aka CLO favorited Henry Li aka HEART's photo
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Oh, a commission in Zhang Daqian style. How exciting. Can't wait to see it! OK, I will dream…"
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"thaks Henry but I meant the first one int he video below, with jsut hte sumi herons."
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Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH replied to Henry Li aka HEART's discussion Ya Ming 亞明
"Yes, I see them now.  Thanks Ozara."
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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

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.

Forum

Ya Ming 亞明

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH on Wednesday. 28 Replies

Ya Ming 亞明 was one of the best follower of Fu Baoshi's New Jinling School of landscape painting based in Nanjing. The school included such important artists as Qian Songyan (1898-1985), Song Wenzhi (1919-1999), Wei Zixi (1915-2003) and Ya Ming…Continue

Henry's Workshop in the East Coast 2016

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART on Monday. 2 Replies

                                                   Duet                                                   by Dr. Sharon Weinstein          Distinguished Sumi-e painter, Henry Li, was the invited guest artist for the Blue HeronChapter in Virginia…Continue

Ancient Chinese & Japanese works on display at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Started by Wynne Keller in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Ozara aka SOL Apr 16. 20 Replies

I went to NY to see the current display of very old masterpieces. Photography was challenging but here are a few pictures from my visit.To give you a feel for the setting:…Continue

Bada Shanren

Started by Holger van de Vijver in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Ozara aka SOL Apr 16. 28 Replies

 Bada Shanren (ca. 1626-1705, Chinese: 八大山人; Wade-Giles: Pata Shanjen; is the artist's pseudonym literally meaning "Mountain Man of the Eight Greats", also spelled as Gan: Pat-thai San-nin) , born as Zhu Da (朱耷), was a Chinese painter of  shuimohua…Continue

Blog Posts

Use of colours by modern artist

Posted by Yola de Lusenet on March 4, 2016 at 4:07pm 8 Comments

I came across this artist Yang Yanping 

A…

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Anyone know of this artist?

Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on February 23, 2016 at 8:19pm 11 Comments

Henry (and anyone else),

Are you familair with…

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Happy Chinese New Year, year of the Monkey.

Posted by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH on February 7, 2016 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

In some parts of the world it is already February 8 so I welcome all a very Happy Chinese New Year.  It is so wonderful that Henry is home with his mother for the occasion of the New Year and her birthday.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on February 1, 2016 at 1:56am 6 Comments

My mother is turning 91 on Chinese New Year's day so I will take 10 days off to see her from Feb 6 to 16. I played the Happy Birthday song on my Guqin and wish her happy birthday and every day. …

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