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Monday, August 2, 2010

Koi Fish in progress

I have been out and about doing other things, so when I'm home I started a studio painting.  I have had the photo for years and have been wanting to do this so long!  I am using pastel on La Carte (Salmon colored).  I am not a professional photographer, but there was enough detail in the ripples and bubbles for me to study and try to reproduce here.  This will be a fun learning painting!  I bet my friend Liz would like to turn this into a needlepoint!

4 comments:

Euphoria said...

Perfect shapes and lovely colours so far!!! This is so different to all the flowery paintings you showed us lately.

ti-igra said...

It is a wonderful composition! Fish! I do love fish, especially looking on them in your pictures! They are always very graceful in your paintings! Circles on the water, wet backs - all this creates an atmosphere of water area. I would now dive swim with them! This is great, Carolyn! Wonderful work, waiting for the continuation! :-))))

LIZ said...

While I appreciate the abstract aspects of this, and your pastel technique, I am NOT a fish person! I think they're icky! So Liz won't be doing a needlepoint of this one :-)

Carolyn said...

Oh Liz, LOL, you are too funny. So that makes two things I know you DON'T like: flowers and fish!