Two-Day Workshop with Dongfeng Li

Sumi-e Midwest was pleased to host Professor Dongfeng Li, an accomplished Sumi-e and watercolor artist, for a two-day workshop March 9–10, 2023.

DONGFENG LI was born and raised in China and studied at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He came to the United States in 1992 and subsequently received a Master of Art Education from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University.

His Chinese brush paintings and watercolors have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the annual international shows of the Sumi-E Society of America, American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and more than twenty states’ watercolor societies in the United States. He is the signature member for American Watercolor Society, a Dolphin Fellowship Member which is the top honor in AWS membership and a member of the National Watercolor Society.

His watercolor paintings have appeared many times in Watercolor Artist Magazine including the Winter 2022 issue. He currently teaches drawing, painting, and watercolor at Morehead State University in Morehead Kentucky. 

Enjoy these photos from the workshop
or jump to the instructional videos to help you with your practice.

Seated: Kay, Reggie, Professor Li, Steve, Linda
Standing: Diana, Pam, Jim, Sandra, Patricia, Salwa, Pam, Cece
Missing from the photo: Nancy

Special thanks Professor Dongfeng Li for permission to post these videos and to Patricia Larkin Green for sharing her videos.

Professor Li’s Palette:

Marie’s Tube Paints plus Winsor Newton White: starting at the upper left and going clockwise around the palette.

  1. Winsor Newton White
  2. Marie Indigo
  3. Marie Cerulean Blue
  4. Marie Violet
  5. Marie Rose ?
  6. Marie Burnt Sienna
  7. Marie Burnt Umber
  8. Marie Vermillion
  9. Marie Yellow (Gamboge)
  10. This looks like it is Marie Cerulean Blue again?
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