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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 36 Water Lilies

This lesson took two thousand miles and two workshops to complete in two cities: Portland and Los Angeles in July 2014. First, I started with a plein air painting session with beautiful water lilies in Lan Su Chinese garden; followed by a studio class on both Mogu and Xieyi styles simultaneously on sized and unsized Xuan paper. Back in LA, I completed this water lily series with a Gonbi style painting workshop and dry-mounted it on a silk scroll. If you are still confused with the different styles and papers mentioned above, please join this lesson now!  

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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Dry mounting
"Eileen, congratulations and thanks for sharing! It really depends on your working area. If it is…"
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Jean Pieper aka IPO replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Dry mounting
"Really nice Eileen hope to see it in person :)"
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Holger van de Vijver replied to Ondra aka SEAL's discussion Ondra's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Like the added people Ondra, brings the picture more to live. Just what the mountain needed."
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Holger van de Vijver replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Dry mounting
"Well done Eileen perfect painting "
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Ondra aka SEAL replied to Ondra aka SEAL's discussion Ondra's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"They are meant to be rain umbrellas :)"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Ondra aka SEAL's discussion Ondra's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Sun or rain umbrellas? It could be with a little vibrant warm colors I think.   "
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Ondra aka SEAL replied to Ondra aka SEAL's discussion Ondra's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Linda, thank you! I also love emptiness in paintings. Here I felt like that it deserves some…"
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Ondra aka SEAL replied to Ondra aka SEAL's discussion Ondra's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"I have added some persons to the path. Now it reminds me one painting of Monet, hehe "
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Chris Beltrand aka QFB replied to Leasha aka CCA's discussion Leasha's China Adventure
"Wowwww, yes, look at what they are able to do with a Seed of Rice ôÔ"
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Eileen Connor aka CDO replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Dry mounting
"Henry,  Eureka!!! Method B worked for me!!  This painting measures 13.75 x 29.25 inches,…"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Leasha aka CCA's discussion Leasha's China Adventure
"Yes, it is so small(1cm x 2cm) that the painting has to be displayed with a…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Leasha aka CCA's discussion Leasha's China Adventure
"Wow, would never guess (except from the seal) that this is a tiny painting. (Hnery, do you really…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Leasha aka CCA's discussion Leasha's China Adventure
"As Shay sua WOW, wowo wow. And I really like this huge abstract lotus & mountain. But oh gosh,…"
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"Ondra, I just commented on the next page but see now that you answered my question as to how you…"
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Linda An, aka CIAO replied to Ondra aka SEAL's discussion Ondra's paintings in the group Discussion Groups
"Ondra, I like this version very much! The effect on the distant buildings is really great. Did you…"
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"Linda, thanks for sharing this sad news. James Cahill is one of the most respected western scholar…"
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"Thanks so much, Henry.  I'm thrilled to be here!!"
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Henry Li aka HEART replied to Holger van de Vijver's discussion Dry mounting
"Eileen, thanks for sharing your experience with iron procedure. It does not has to do with size I…"
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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.

$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. 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 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.   

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

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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Leasha's China Adventure

Started by Leasha aka CCA in World Travels and Live Workshops. Last reply by Chris Beltrand aka QFB 18 hours ago. 295 Replies

Hi everyone, here is the link for the first section of China Adventure prior to departing Australia.…Continue

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I got in the course today

Started by Daniela Almeida Moreira in Introduce Yourself!. Last reply by Daniela Almeida Moreira yesterday. 12 Replies

Good evening.I'm glad to finded this course with a great master chinese teacher in sumi-e and watercolor such as Henry Li.I'm from Brazil I live in south of country on the town Florianópolis. I lived in Brussels in 2013 and had classes with Héléna…Continue

Our Sumi Pets

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Blog Posts

James Cahill

Posted by Linda An, aka CIAO on September 17, 2014 at 12:27pm 1 Comment

I had not known that the art historian James Cahill passed away last Feb. He was an amazing scholar/art historian of Chinese art. I think we have some of his videos posted in the 'southern song' lesson. Here is his…

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Proposed Changes on Membership Fee

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on September 2, 2014 at 12:30am 11 Comments

Hello Everyone,

It has been more than two years since we adopted the two-parted payment system for the ChineseBrushPainnting.Ning.com website: a general membership plus per class fees. I would like to thank your all for your continued…

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Trip to Tenessee

Posted by Robin Muscato on August 22, 2014 at 8:21pm 7 Comments

Hi everyone, my husbands family and I just went through Cade's Cove in Smoky mountain national park and saw 8 bears today. I saw a mamma bear and 2 baby bears run right in front of me.

My New Hair Cut

Posted by Henry Li aka HEART on August 11, 2014 at 2:09am 20 Comments

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