Persimmon is the whole package and is a great subject to paint. It is a precious floral subject from top to bottom! The Persimmon's fruit, besides being tasty, is used to make wine, vinegar, sugar, paint, and, herbal medicine. Its tree trunk is a good wood for making fine furniture. The Chinese even collect and dry the persimmon leaves to use as a surface for practicing their writing and calligraphy.
Persimmons are also a sign of wealth and happiness. The Chinese New Year is a celebration of saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the new. During this time we decorate our homes and offices with symbols of good fortune. Learn to paint the Persimmon by listening, watching and working along with Ning. Paint your masterpiece and give it to someone you wish wealth and happiness for in the coming new year!