Cotton Tree （木棉）
The cotton tree appears in many paintings; a lot of people like to paint it.
The biggest difference between the cotton tree and other flowers is that its petals are plump and stick out straight, so I used thicker lines to paint it. But the flower itself is very beautiful: scarlet in front and orange in back. The flower is quite varied, and the receptacle is thick and red, green, and black in color. It looks very beautiful in a painting.
The cotton tree can grow very tall and straight. Due to the limited space, however, I only painted part of it. I also added a green parrot in the upper flowers to provide a focus point.
I habitually add some pale background scenery to my paintings. Here I showed some flowers behind the parrot, which gives the painting a greater sense of space. I also mixed in some tones from the same color system, which enhances the overall atmosphere of the painting.＠