February 18, 2013
Here is my lastest painting. I thought it might be interesting to see the process. I usually paint the water first and weave the koi into it later. I refer to it as “weaving” because that’s what it seems like since the reflections in the water are continued over the koi image as well. So the reflection patterns and shapes continue over the fish and are taken into consideration for those tones too. That kind of makes the fish just as complex as the water. Speaking of complex, I think this is the most complex image yet to date! It was a lot of fun.