White ginger lily / ink and color painting 野姜花（彩墨）
White ginger lilies like to grow in patches near water, such as by the edge of the pond, near a wild stream, or by a mountain trickle. The lilies are happiest growing in these places.
When the white ginger lily is in full bloom, its intoxicating fragrance can carry far in the air. It is a very elegant and noble flower.
In this painting, white ginger lilies occupy approximately 2/3 of the scene. The dense sea of flowers looks like mist or smoke. Two white egrets are walking out of the flowers; like a glimpse of extraordinary beauty, the overtones of this scene are endlessly enthralling.
As far as painting flowers is concerned, I believe that if the flowers are white, then it’s best to outline them. Otherwise, since the paper is white and the flowers are white too, they will be difficult to distinguish. If the flowers are other colors, however, when painting the petals, I first apply a base color to two thirds of my brush, and then apply a deeper color with a complementary tone to half of the brush. I finally apply an even deeper color with a complementary tone to the tip of the brush—the last quarter. I paint the petals pressing down with the brush at an angle, which yields a very pleasing gradual color changes.@