In China, the Narcissus is called Water Fairy [shui xian] while the Daffodil is known as the Foreign Water Fairy [yang shui xian]. Over the past several centuries foreigners came to China by sea, so the Chinese began to associate foreign things to the word 'yang', meaning ocean. Because the Daffodil was not native to China but came from abroad, it became the 'foreign water fairy'.
This video lesson addresses all the necessary techniques used to paint this Daffodil composition: color preparation; brushes to use; color-loading on brushes; step-by-step brush stroke instruction.
For best results use the following materials, available at OAS: PAPER: Double Shuen; BRUSHES: Flow, Large Orchid Bamboo; COLORS: Chinese Yellow & Vermillion, Da Vinci White, Schmincke Cadmium Red Deep, Winsor & Newton Indigo & Perylene Violet, OAS Best Bottle Ink.