The varieties of orchids are legion, and it seems that Dendrobium is the "catch -all" grouping of orchids. If seems as if when the orchid experts didn't know exactly how a particular flower fits into the orchid family, they called it a Dendrobium! That's probably why there are over 1,200 Dendrobium species that are native to the tropics of Asia and The Pacific. The name Dendrobium is Greek for â€œlife in a tree.â€, so why the Chinese reference to rock and container in its name...who knows? As Shakespeare wrote: " O! be some other name. What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Let's just learn to paint this beautiful flower under Ning's expert step-by-step instruction!
For best results use the following materials, all available at OAS: PAPER-Double Shuen; BRUSHES-Flow, Large Flow, Small Mountain Horse; COLORS-Chinese: Yellow, Da Vinci:White, Schmincke: Cadmium Red Deep, Winsor & Newton Indigo: Permanent Magenta, Perylene Violet, OAS Best Bottle Ink.