Chrysanthemum, one of the Four Gentlemen [along with Plum, Bamboo and Orchid] represents the spirit of autumn, because it blossoms at a time when most other flowers are beginning to die. In this video lesson, working along with Ning, learn how to paint this floral representative of virtuous fortitude and longevity, the Chrysanthemum. A feature of this lesson is an example of the technique of painting white flowers on a colored paper.
Ning shares photo studies, examples of his finished pieces, film of China and detailed lectures to inform you of the spiritual nature of this flower and the materials and techniques used to render it. He provides stroke-by-stroke instruction in a friendly, conversational style that makes brush painting the complicated, multi-petaled mum easy. You will surely be thinking, as Ning always reminds you, that painting this masterpiece is "a piece of cake"!
For best results use the following materials, all available at OAS: PAPER-Colored Shuen BRUSHES-Flow, Orchid Bamboo L, Mountain Horse Small COLORS-Chinese Yellow, Indigo, Vermillion; Pelikan White [Da Vinci White]; Dr. Martin's Bleed-proof White; Winsor & Newton Winsor Violet; OAS Best Bottle Ink.