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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 50 Kids Portraits

Lesson 50 Children Portraits

This lesson is a follow-up workshop after Lesson 48 Portrait from Photography. In this lesson we will focus on how to paint children portraits with some more tips and answers to many questions and problems that we have got in the previous lesson, such as how to draw facial contour and hairs, how to paint lips and nose, how to shade and color in nice and clean gongbi style etc. Thank Maribel for her generosity of sharing this in-person workshop with our online class and for her contribution as an advanced gongbi painting student to this lesson!    

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Wynne Keller replied to Wynne Keller's discussion Wynne's Paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Thank you. Here is the same painting, mounted and signed. I find the mounting stage so satisfying! "
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"Here are some recent paintings, now mounted and signed. From my work on the eagle lesson, first is…"
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"Sister Pemela, I also like the first portrait better and the second clothing better. "
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Sr Pamela's Lesson 50 in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
"Sister Pamela, Your new portraits are very good without the background settings. I really like the…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Sr Pamela's Lesson 50 in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
"Chris, thanks for sharing the Youtube. I have learned a lot about curly hair drawing from it…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH's discussion Sr Pamela's Lesson 50 in the group Lesson 50 Children Portraits
"Sister Pamela, in gongbi, the hair cannot be done by freehand.It must be drafted first with pencial…"
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Lesson 20 Red-Crowned Cranes

This lesson is how to Paint Red-Crowned Cranes. Cranes are  symbols for happiness and longevity.…See More
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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 49 Zodiac Monkey

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.

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Name and Mood Seals made for Gregg Baldwin

Started by Henry Li aka HEART in Poetry, Calligraphy and Seals. Last reply by Gregg Baldwin on Monday. 15 Replies

"I have been painting Side Skin Fish, (Bitterling), for years, because I love how their tall thin shape shows off their nimble movements. I will enjoy having a tall thin mood seal that pays homage to these lively models. As I grind ink, I watch them…Continue

Ancient Chinese & Japanese works on display at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Started by Wynne Keller in Ancient Masters & Contemporary Artists. Last reply by Henry Li aka HEART on Sunday. 22 Replies

I went to NY to see the current display of very old masterpieces. Photography was challenging but here are a few pictures from my visit.To give you a feel for the setting:…Continue

Suggest me some Landscape Artists

Started by Julius Ku in Trees and Landscapes. Last reply by Wynne Keller on Friday. 1 Reply

Hi Everybody,I have been doing the classes over here and I am in # 19 so far, I really loved landscape and would like to know if you guys could advise some artists to check, I have been checking : Wei zi xi and Shen zhou.Thank you I really…Continue

Ink smearing by wet mounting

Started by Antoine Gammal aka CPA in Dry or Wet Mounting. Last reply by Sr Pamela Clinton aka FAITH on Friday. 28 Replies

Hi everyone,I add this discussion because of recently problems by wet mounting. I always used the traditional wet mounting process to mount my paintings on backpaper, with homemade wheat flour glue. I follow Henry's recipe.Several times, ink was…Continue

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Use of colours by modern artist

Posted by Yola de Lusenet on March 4, 2016 at 4:07pm 8 Comments

I came across this artist Yang Yanping 

A…

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Anyone know of this artist?

Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on February 23, 2016 at 8:19pm 11 Comments

Henry (and anyone else),

Are you familair with…

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