Monday, January 3, 2011
22 x 30
I started this piece before the New Year and just finished it today. Not that I was working on it everyday, contrare I havent been in the studio much since ThanksGiving. The bodies of the Koi are painted in a shiney silver to give the effect of scales. Painted on a full size sheet of Arches 300 lb. watercolor paper.
Koi are an ornamental domesticated varietiey of the common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or watergardens. They are culled for color and will revert to the original coloration within a few generations if allowed to breed freely. Koi are among the longest living vertebrates, with some living over 2oo years.
The Koi varieties tend to have a common body shape, but have a greater variety of coloration and color patterns.
Such a pleasure to be back in the studio.
Happy New Year to All of You!