In Chinese, the word beauty and profit share the same sound: Lì. Dahlia is grand beauty or big profit. In the beautiful town in Dàlǐ in Yúnnán, I rode a horse carriage to an old temple and shared a lovely morning studying this flower. My dàlí came from Dàlǐ.
While visually complex, with its multi-layered tiers of petals, Ning shows you how readily you can learn to paint a Dahlia as he guides you step-by-step, from inspiration to final brush stroke, through the entire process of creating your own masterpiece.