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!