Kapok is a tropical tree found in southern China. It is sometimes known as the "cotton tree" because the stringy fibers of its fruit are used to make clothing. Ning's striking composition, however, focuses on and features the Kapok's beautiful cup-shaped ,flaming vermillion-red colored flowers. Kapok welcomes Spring before the new foliage appears - only flowers and branches. This is the subject matter of this painting and Ning says that Kapok offers a great deal of inspiration in design, in style and in overall composition. Paint your own artistic masterpiece of this natural masterpiece by learning from and working along with Ning!
The video lesson provides details of materials to use for paper, brushes, and colors and step-by-step instruction that includes appropriate brush use, colors preparation and techniques of brush loading and application. For best results use the following materials, available at OAS. PAPER: Double Shuen BRUSHES: Flow COLORS: Chinese Yellow, Vermillion / Da Vinci White / Schmincke Cadmium Red Deep/ Winsor & Newton Indigo, Alizarin Crimson, Perylene Violet / OAS Best Bottle Ink