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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 41 Koi Pond

In this unique lesson you will learn how to use digitally enhanced photography as a helpful tool to…See More
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Chuck McGee replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"thanks Linda An, masks are in high demand"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"thanks Henry. I could watch the video by the woman in the Czch Republic, but I couldn't open…"
Monday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Glad to hear everyone are safe and focusing on art during this pandemic. Linda, I have seen people…"
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Lesson 59 Assignments and Handouts

Assignments1) Please review the following key gongbi techniques from this lesson and in Lesson 12…See More
Monday
Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Sending wishes for good health Chuck! Keep painting. Currently I'm sewing maks for some peopel…"
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Basic Chinese Calligraphy with Victoria

Have you ever realized how important it is to hold the Chinese brush in the correct way when you…See More
Sunday
Chuck McGee replied to Sylvia Guan's discussion Sylvia Guan Lesson #1 Practice in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"This orchid is lovely Sylvia. I like the long flowing leaves and the skipped tips."
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Susan Jacob 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
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Chuck McGee replied to Chuck McGee's discussion Chuck's Lesson 1 practices in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"sized Xuan mounted on mulberry #1. A little more regularity in the leaves than desirable. Would…"
Sunday
Chuck McGee replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Doing well Wynne, thanks. Three weeks out from all treatment now. First prostate surgery, still…"
Sunday
Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sylvia Guan's discussion Sylvia Guan Lesson #1 Practice in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"Sylvia, well done! The colors are very harmonious with ink. You have great moisture control on…"
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Sylvia Guan replied to Sylvia Guan's discussion Sylvia Guan Lesson #1 Practice in the group Lesson 1: Introduction, Orchid, Chicks and Herons
"It took me a while to get used to mixing colors and applying it!! But I managed to create a…"
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Henry Li aka HEART posted photos
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Orchids from lesson 1

"Beautiful! I like your free style brush strokes with ink and decorative golden color. The…"
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Orchids from lesson 1

The first lessons painting, orchid and leaf blades
Saturday
Henry Li aka HEART left a comment for Joanne Sullivan
"Hi Joanne, welcome back!"
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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
Lesson 57: Amaryllis
Lesson 58: Rat and other Zodiac Symbols

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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Out Of Lesson Practices 765 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 on Thursday.

Free Lectures on Classical Chinese painting at LACMA 1 Reply

Thank SusanMarie for sharing this info. I just signed up and it is a very good for those who have not had chance to see ancient master's paintings.  …Continue

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Jean Pieper aka IPO Mar 22.

Non-lesson landscape #2 4 Replies

Did this painting before I read Henry's corrections. Yes, trees are still in center. That is a compositional error. But, after numerous paintings I am pleased to show improvement in the brush strokes on mountains, tree trunks, and rocks. That was…Continue

Started by Linda Paterna in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Linda Paterna Mar 5.

Landscape non lesson 17 Replies

Frontal view of mountains and stream on left side. Included (5) types of trees. Added color to shade mountains and grass. Questioning proportion of trees to mountains. Trying to minimize composition elements to be more simple. Feels good to paint…Continue

Started by Linda Paterna in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Linda An, aka CIAO Mar 4.

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on December 22, 2019 at 11:27pm

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on December 22, 2019 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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

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