Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly;
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly! - Wm. Shakespeare 'As You Like It'
The flowers of Holly are small and white. The bright red 'berries' that we so strongly associate with this plant are actually its fruit and stay on the tree through the winter. Holly has a wonderful Chinese name that means winter green. The strength and hardiness of holly are virtues that really add meaning to this flower as a symbol for endearing, and enduring, friendship. Enjoy the spirit of Christmas year round !
Video lesson includes which brushes to use, color preparation, brush loading, and step-by step brush stroke instruction. For best results use the following materials, available at OAS:
PAPER - Double Shuen; BRUSHES - Flow, Large Flow, Small Mountain Horse; COLORS - Chinese Yellow, Schmincke Cadmium Red Deep, Winsor & Newton Indigo, Alizarin Crimson, Perylene Violet, OAS Best Bottle Ink, Gold.