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 35 Tiger

Tiger is one of the most favored animal in Chinese zodiac. This video lesson shows you the entire painting process of this hanging scroll with a tiger commissioned by  Mr. Poh Boey in New Zealand. You will learn how to apply ink and water on mulberry paper to generate furry effect and multilayered coloring techniques with inspirations from the best animal painting artist Liu Jiyou's semi-gongbi and semi-spontaneous masterpiece. Join this class now unless you could find a how to paint a tiger lesson elsewhere!

Latest Activity

rachael benjamin favorited mary blanchette aka CGN's blog post Question for Henry, or anyone else who knows. (Mimi's Butterfly Project)
2 hours ago
rachael benjamin favorited mary blanchette aka CGN's blog post I Sold a Painting!!!
3 hours ago
Linda An, aka CIAO commented on Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's blog post Enzo advice
"Well-done Sr Pameal. Like the 'flying white' a lot. What size is it & what brush did…"
5 hours ago
Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH commented on Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's blog post Enzo advice
"Thanks, Carmen."
13 hours ago
rachael benjamin posted photos
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Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng commented on Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's blog post Enzo advice
"The strokes are impressive! I like the Christian Zen dialogue that they express."
yesterday
Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH commented on Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's blog post Enzo advice
"Here is the completed painting.  It is for a zen group that meets at our guest house each…"
yesterday
Holger van de Vijver replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"Thanks for looking at the different paintings Carmen."
yesterday
Holger van de Vijver replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting.php Found it on this website Linda"
yesterday
SusanMarie aka PAA and AnnePullin are now friends
yesterday
Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen project on CBP in the group Discussion Groups
"It looks even better mounted. So nice to see your work again. I would love to hear your feedback on…"
yesterday
Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen project on CBP in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you, Li laoshi. I like the colors and the composition, but have to improve the skill. This is…"
Monday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen project on CBP in the group Discussion Groups
"Carmen, congratulations on your antiquarianistic rose gongbi painting on unsized Xuan! I am sure it…"
Monday
Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen project on CBP in the group Discussion Groups
"Hello Linda, I stayed several days without access to the course and I am very curious to visit your…"
Sunday
Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"I loved the expression of the owl. She seems alive."
Sunday
Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"Wonderful, Holger."
Sunday
Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"Hi Holger, I'm checking some pages that I had not seen yet and I would like to say that I…"
Sunday
AnnePullin replied to SusanMarie aka PAA's discussion Making a Portable Exhibit for Art Work
"Great ideas.  Thanks for the information."
Sunday
Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Carmen Velloso aka Kāi Míng's discussion Carmen project on CBP in the group Discussion Groups
"Wow, amazing this is on unsized xuan! Gorgeous! Looks  like an ancient masterpiece. How did…"
Sunday
Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Holger's paintings etc. in the group Discussion Groups
"Very nice interpr"
Sunday
 

Members

Membership Fee Plans

I. Basic Membership: Since we are a private network, everyone is required to pay this basic membership to enter the network. It is not a recurring billing plan so you will be prompted to pay once your subscription expires.

$8.00/Month
$21.00/3 months($7.00 per month)
$36.00/6 Months($6.00 per month)
$60.00/one Year($5.00 per month)

*The basic membership dose not includes Henry's online classes.
For none-student members this is the only fees you need to pay to get to communicate with other members, browsing the forum, open discussion groups, photo gallery, blogs and chat.

II. Pay per Class:  $10.00/life time for each Henry Li's class.

This is a one-time tuition to enter each open-ended online video class. You pay for each class as you go according to your own learning paces.

**You need to maintain basic membership subscription in order to to access all your paid class.

Membership Q&A

Q: How much it cost to become a paid member?
A: This site welcome all CBP or sumi artists to join. There are two "Pay-walls"  

  1. General Admission. This first pay-wall is required to enter the entire network including access to all classes(subject to the second pay-wall), personal profiles, forum, blogs, and chat. The cost of general admission is $5-8 depending on which subscription plan you choose.
  2. Pay-per-class fee. The second pay-wall is an one-time membership charge for each class. For $10.00 you will receive life time membership in that class, as long as you maintain the general membership.

So the cost may vary from person to person. You could join for a year for $60, and take all the classes; or just join for a month at $8 and take one class for $10($18 total), then pay for more time and class as you go.

Q: How much is your video class and how do you teach your class?
A: There is a $10/life time tuition. All classes are open ended, available 24/7. 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: I don't have a Paypal account and don't want to open a new Paypal account, how do I pay?

A: Paypal is integrated with this network and it is a very secure and convenient way to get instant access to the classes. However, we understand your concern. Please contact Henry Li if you have any problem with signing up or payment.

Q: I am a returning student, what do I need to pay?
A: If your basic membership has expired, you need to pay for the general admission in order to resume access all your old classes which you have paid for before. You need to pay $10 to take each new class. 

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.

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

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

Making a Portable Exhibit for Art Work

Started by SusanMarie aka PAA in Other. Last reply by AnnePullin on Sunday. 41 Replies

I was invited to have an exhibit at a Chinese food restaurant in a Guatemala in the lobby of a  building called Design Center.  The idea is to show CBP paintings and combine with a tea and food sampling of the restaurant , it will be held from 1 of…Continue

Tags: cable, homemade, hanging, art, portable

Maribel's Workshop and Painting Exhibition in Philippines

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH on Friday. 80 Replies

Maribel,Congratulations! Your horse painting have brought you an immediate success! Thanks for sending these nice photos and for the permission to post your emails as well to share with the classmates. You deserve a good rest tonight! Best regards…Continue

Chinese scrolls

Started by Robin Muscato in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Robin Muscato on Friday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I purchased these 2 scrolls at a 2nd hand store. Could someone let me know if they are originals or copies and who painted them.

Freestyle Camellias

Started by Linda in Flower and Birds, Fish and Animals. Last reply by Linda on Friday. 2 Replies

Hi everyone.Are there any links to videos on how to paint camellias freestyle. I have been patiently waiting until my favourite flower painter does one here. Hint hint ....But in the meantime does anyone have some to share links with?Continue

Tags: Camellia

Blog Posts

Bookmarks

Posted by Robin Muscato on July 25, 2014 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Hi everyone, I have created achallenge for myself. I am creating bookmarks for our new congregation. Our church is combining 6 congregations into 1. I am trying to create a bookmark for each member. If i creat 300 I should have enough.

Our Driving Trip to Portland

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on July 23, 2014 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

The Google+ Story about our trip to Portland.

We drove 20 hours to get up there  and 17 hours…

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Chinese scrolls

Posted by Robin Muscato on July 19, 2014 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Hi everyone, I purchased 2 scrolls at a secon hand store. I was wondering if anyone could tell me who painted them and a little info about them.

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