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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.

Lesson of the Month

Lesson 37 Eagles

Lesson 37 Eagles

Thanks for waiting! As requested by many of you, the eagle lesson is ready now. In this class I will introduce a variety of masterpieces on eagle and show you the steps of how to paint free style eagles on unsized Xuan rice paper in a hands-on workshop manner. I hope eagle will bring you the spiritual power and courage. Let's paint this heroic bird now!

Latest Activity

Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"It bothered me so I searched lesson 10 on the lotus. Do you know that the second painting I posted…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Hi Linda, you are right about Shay's lotus with dragon fly painting. It a copy from my…"
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Oh-oh Linda, now I'm not sure either, about the lotus with dragonfly. I don't label my…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"thank-you Shay, very kind :-) "
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Shay these are so great to see again. I think I'm about to be proven wrong (see?) because I…"
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Haha, yes, I'm sure David will appreciate it. :-))) I don't remember either how this got…"
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Henry commented above: "That explains why Shay also likes Xu Wei and she might do better than…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Shay :-)) though as you know I've been wrong many times!! But I'll tell David that…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Oh, I'm really glad you said that about the moon & calligraphy as that was exactly my…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"I seem to remember Shay copied this one (long ago). Did you Shay or am I dreaming?"
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Yes, Linda, I do congratulate you! Five Stars!!! This is the best confirmation yet that "Linda…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"I probably wouldn't do so well on other such 'tests', except for Xu Wei's lotus…"
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Linda, I remember this! And I love it more. What I appreciate about it now that I didn't…"
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Linda, your FP after Xu Wei is excellent! I'm sure even he wouldn't be able to do it like…"
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ZHULI is attending Henry Li aka HEART's event

Grand Opening of New CBP site(2012) at Chat Room

March 31, 2012 at 9am to April 1, 2012 at 12am
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Shay Wahl aka CSO replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Yes, I actually like that gray window frame.  I must have missed some emails. My email has…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Ozara, you can do a search on this site and find Gini and others discussions on Chen…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"Shay, yes, I am very happy to see my students are following my footsteps copying masters directly…"
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Ozara aka SOL replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"As for me, I  did see the difference of style with the lotus I sketched, but because I…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ozara aka SOL's discussion Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014
"LindaAn, I need to be more confident as you on this test that Ozara made by a mistake. I was…"
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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: 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. Please contact Henry Li if you have any problem with signing up or prefer a different payment method.

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.

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

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

Ozara's journey in China, sept. 2014

Started by Ozara aka SOL in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Shay Wahl aka CSO 3 minutes ago. 224 Replies

Hi everyoneAfter a week of rest and a few things here to deal, here I am to start the report of my first trip in China, itinary of 3 weeks that I tried my best to organize during 2 months before on the Internet and it gave good results as all has…Continue

Tips on cleaning brushes

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Chinese Painting Materials yesterday. 0 Replies

>Henry, Is there a special way to clean our brushes.  One of my brushes has ink residue no matter how much I wash it with water.  Also the sheep hair one has stained.  Thanks JennyHi Jenny,I would use my dog shampoo to clean it. You can use…Continue

Background Washes

Started by Hilda Vandergriff in Gongbi Style. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO on Thursday. 7 Replies

Hi I want to learn to add background washes to some of my gongbi style paintings.  What lesson would you recommend I get?  Thank you, Hilda Continue

Finger Painting

Started by Linda An, aka CIAO in CBP Techniques and Special Effects. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO on Wednesday. 102 Replies

Hope I'm posting this in the right place. I didn't want these references to get lost form the old class.Naichang Gong (does amazingly sensitive, realistic figures):…Continue

Blog Posts

A Thousand Stitches Book is Now On Amazon

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I'm Behind but Still in Class

Posted by Shay Wahl aka CSO on October 5, 2014 at 6:29pm 8 Comments

Since I'm teaching again, I'm behind in lesson practices. In August and September I did beginner and intermediate classes. There are two more classes before the end of the year. Then I will be able to paint again in…

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Traveling with Marie's Watercolors.

Posted by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH on October 5, 2014 at 1:22pm 6 Comments

I have been flying from the east coast to the west every two months for awhile and found that the tubes of Marie's Watercolors leak.  I had been putting them in my checked luggage.  Would those of you who travel with the colors have suggestions?…

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Pam Talks about her Workshop Experience in LA Last Week

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on September 30, 2014 at 8:01pm 0 Comments

For 2015 Workshop schedule please check at  …

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