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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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Henry Li aka HEART commented on Joyce Pfohl's photo
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Orchid

"Hi Joyce, good to see your first orchid practice! Your composition is very good with phoenix eye…"
6 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes in the group Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes
"How early there the holiday decorations in Japan! We won't see them until Thanksgiving which…"
6 hours ago
Kayo Mizutani added a discussion to the group Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes
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Kayo's Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes

Hello!  I painted poinsettias. They have decorated inside the mall already near my place. Christmas…See More
Sunday
Kayo Mizutani joined Henry Li aka HEART's group
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Lesson 53 Poinsettias and French Elpes

This live workshop was recorded in France last Christmas(2016) with 20 students from all over…See More
Sunday
Kayo Mizutani replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Thank you very much, Henry. I'm glad to hear from  you are going better.   I…"
Sunday
Joyce Pfohl posted a photo
Sunday
Joyce Pfohl joined Henry Li aka HEART's group
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Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons

Lesson 1: Introduction, Materials, Painting Orchids, Baby Chicks and Blue Herons.*If you visit this…See More
Friday
Joyce Pfohl is now a member of Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
Friday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Kayo, I am getting better, thanks! Your moon with sparrows is very romantic. You may use a stiff…"
Friday
Kayo Mizutani replied to Kayo Mizutani's discussion Kayo's Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Unsized paper or semi-sized paper... It's depend on my focus, bamboo or moon and sparrows....…"
Thursday
Grisot Estelle replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's zen paintings lesson 26 in the group Lesson 26 Zen Paintings with Prof Lu
"Thank you very much Henry. All these paintings are fantastic, I have to work and I can not wait to…"
Thursday
Grisot Estelle replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's zen paintings lesson 26 in the group Lesson 26 Zen Paintings with Prof Lu
"Yes it's my teacher !! It's amazing that you have a book, it's fun. His teaching is…"
Thursday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Grisot Estelle's discussion Estelle's zen paintings lesson 26 in the group Lesson 26 Zen Paintings with Prof Lu
"Estelle, your interpretation of Sesshu's The Broken Ink Landscape scroll looks…"
Thursday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Jessica Pfohl's discussion Jessica’s Lesson 1 Practices in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Your orchid is A+!  Very good! "
Thursday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Jessica Pfohl's discussion Jessica’s Lesson 1 Practices in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"You have got a high pass on the chick assignment. Please move on to other lessons. "
Thursday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Jessica Pfohl's discussion Jessica’s Lesson 1 Practices in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Jessica, your herons are very promising! I like the strokes, ink tonality and facial expression…"
Thursday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Maria Silvia Zang's discussion Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies by Silvia Zang in the group Lesson 5: Peony and Butterflies
Thursday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont - Lesson 37 Eagles in the group Lesson 37 Eagles
"Terri, You can write two characters vertically as well. In calligraphy, If the two characters are…"
Thursday
Jessica Pfohl replied to Jessica Pfohl's discussion Jessica’s Lesson 1 Practices in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
Thursday
Jessica Pfohl replied to Jessica Pfohl's discussion Jessica’s Lesson 1 Practices in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Thank you!  Good point about the potential for more fluffiness with another paper.  I…"
Wednesday
 

Members

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

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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Longevity of Wheat starch Wet Mounting Solution 1 Reply

Hello everyone,I hope this is the right place to post this question.  I have a solution of wheat starch, alum and water sealed in a glass mason jar in my fridge.   I wet mounted a picture the first day I made it up and then successfully mounted…Continue

Started by Ann Davis in Dry or Wet Mounting. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Oct 9.

Cleaning brushes 6 Replies

Can anyone tell me what they use to clean the goat hair mounting brush and palm fiber brush?  Is it okay to use "The Master's Brush Cleaner and Preserver to clean my other  Chinese paint brushes?Continue

Started by Ann Davis in Chinese Painting Materials. Last reply by Ann Davis Oct 8.

lesson 7 Crhysantemum Silvia Zang 4 Replies

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Started by Maria Silvia Zang in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART Oct 3.

Wet Mounting

Hi everyone,I just finished my very first wet mounting.  It went okay...I struggled keeping the backing paper lined up with the original.  Hopefully, I'll improve with time.  Anyways, I ended up with quite a lot of flour paste left over.  I made the…Continue

Started by Ann Davis in Dry or Wet Mounting Oct 3.

Blog Posts

Japanese Rising Sun

I was quietly watching, learning, painting...

Today I came up with this - my interpretation on a picture I saw online.

Hope you like it...…

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Posted by Tibor Szente on October 15, 2019 at 10:10am — 5 Comments

Henry's Report on the plein air watercolor painting workshop in Fall, 2019

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Here is a useful tip that I have learned from the first workshop.  

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on September 10, 2019 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Some studies of flower leaves in my backyard

Recently I have done a couple of studies on the flower leaves in my backyard, they are peony(I used a plant leaf that is very similar to peony called …

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Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on September 1, 2019 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Birds

Just loved this photo I found online, tried to replicate it ...…

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Posted by Tibor Szente on August 17, 2019 at 3:45am — 3 Comments

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