In this lesson, Ning demonstrates how to paint the Hydrangea, the floral representative of Youth. He shares the origins of an embroidery ball as the basis for the Chinese name for Hydrangea, as well as images associated with the Chinese tradition for the embroidery ball's use. Ning provides his customary, stroke-by-stroke brush painting instructions in his usual friendly, witty, conversational style that makes this Hydrangea composition of a seemingly intricate flower "a piece of cake". You are sure to" have a ball" using energetic clusters of dots to paint this showy floral masterpiece!
The video lesson includes instructions on what materials and colors to use and step-by-step brush usage as to both color loading and stroke application. For best results use the following materials, available at OAS. PAPER - Double Shuen BRUSHES - Large Orchid Bamboo, Flow, Large Flow, Small Mountain Horse, Happy Dot COLORS - Chinese: Yellow, Vermillion; Da Vinci White; Winsor & Newton: Indigo, Ultramarine Violet, Winsor Violet, Perylene Violet; OAS Best Bottle Ink