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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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Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons

Lesson 1: Introduction, Materials, Painting Orchids, Baby Chicks and Blue Herons.*If you visit this…See More
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Terri Clermont replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont - Lesson 37 Eagles in the group Lesson 37 Eagles
"Thank you for the suggestions and the images! This is helpful.  I actually don’t think I…"
11 hours ago
Ritu Khanna replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Ritu's Lesson Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Oh Mr Li I am so silly I thought you were feeling that my copy is looking cut not the master copy.…"
19 hours ago
Henry Li aka HEART commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Some studies of flower leaves in my backyard
"Here is one more study - cane begonias with silver spots or splashes on their leaves. "
yesterday
Henry Li aka HEART commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Henry's Report on the plein air watercolor painting workshop in Fall, 2019
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Susana Garon's discussion Introducing myself
"Welcome Susana! You may start from Lesson 1 or any lesson you are interested in learning. Just go…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont - Lesson 37 Eagles in the group Lesson 37 Eagles
"P.S. Here is a picture for your reference about the head and back:"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont - Lesson 37 Eagles in the group Lesson 37 Eagles
"Terry, the fish scales are very nice with ink shading and color wash. I wish you had done the same…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Ritu's Lesson Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"I agree with Ozara about the two birds on top. Ritu, you may try to skip the bottom three but only…"
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Ritu Khanna replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Ritu's Lesson Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"You are absolutely right Ozara. The Master composition is enchanting. I am only preparing..... I…"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Susana Garon's discussion Introducing myself
"Welcome in the class Susana ! how great you could practise CBP in Beijing, you will certainly enjoy…"
yesterday
Ozara aka SOL replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Ritu's Lesson Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Ritu, your interpretation is very nice but it looks to me (I may mistake)  for such a vertical…"
yesterday
Ozara aka SOL commented on Henry Li aka HEART's blog post Some studies of flower leaves in my backyard
"Beautiful Henry ! how amazing you could paint the mantis live on the flower !"
yesterday
Terri Clermont replied to Terri Clermont's discussion Terri Clermont - Lesson 37 Eagles in the group Lesson 37 Eagles
"Henry, Attached is a link to my updated osprey and red drum fish gongbi painting. I look forward…"
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Jeffrey is now a member of Chinese Brush Painting Class with Henry Li
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Introducing myself

Hi. My name is Susana, I am from Buenos Aires Argentina. I have been working with CBP for some…See More
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Ritu's Lesson Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Ritu, the sample painting was done in 1972, a year before I started to learn from master Chang so…"
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Ritu Khanna replied to Ritu Khanna's discussion Ritu's Lesson Birds in the group Lesson 45 Master Zhangs' Birds
"Here is Master Zhang’s original....it’s a tough painting but so so enchanting."
Sep 10
 

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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

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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Introducing myself 2 Replies

Hi. My name is Susana, I am from Buenos Aires Argentina. I have been working with CBP for some years, I also lived in Beijing for three years where I practiced painting and calligraphy. Since I left China I felt lost about my painting activity so…Continue

Started by Susana Garon in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART yesterday.

Out Of Lesson Practices 657 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 Aug 22.

Hello everyone! 5 Replies

I'm a 50 yo tattoo artist and graphic designer, born in Transilvania. I was always fascinated by the oriental art and philosophy, now I said that I can give it a try with the Sumi-e painting, after buying a painting set at some charity shop. So, I…Continue

Started by Tibor Szente in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Ozara aka SOL Aug 8.

Tip to prevent our colour tubes from drying 5 Replies

Here it is :This is a watercolor artist who said me this tip and it works very well : immerse the top of the tubes in water after every use,…Continue

Started by Ozara aka SOL in Chinese Painting Materials. Last reply by Maria Silvia Zang Jul 29.

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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

Rain

I usually freehand, and because I am educated in Europe, I paint.draw my feelings on paper, spontaneously. 

This is Today!…

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Posted by Tibor Szente on August 15, 2019 at 4:08am — 3 Comments

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