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Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Koi Pond" colored pencils and watercolor painting

12 x 9 colored pencil and watercolor

I actually liked the painting in the last post.  When I started adding to it today, I thought I blew it.  I lifted out some of the watercolor paint and blotted it with a paper towel and let it dry.  It left interesting textures.  So then I went in with Prismacolor colored pencils and used the textures as a guide as I did some negative painting.  The result is kind of abstract, yet it is still recognizable.  So, I leave it up to the viewer to see what they see - is it reflection of the sky and trees, or is it under the water?  Have fun!  Decide for yourself!


l.a.r.k. said...

It is lovely! :)

Carolyn said...

Thank you lark! Is that your bird blog? The photos with your new camera are fantastic! I love birds. I have had various finches throughout the years, and I love feeding the wild birds as well.

Sharon said...

The white lily pads are above water as is the gold fish - kinda SciFi. Very pretty`

Euphoria said...

I like what I see, I´m in love with those fishes!!!

ti-igra said...

Hello, Carolyn!!! :-D So cool!
I see as the water folds seaweed, hides them in itself! This is such a difficult aspect and you did coped with it very well! As for the seaweed in the foreground - they carry us further - into the distance events! There, in the water, further-more there are beautiful, strong trees and the sun shines brightly!

Oh! Thank you for such beautiful travels!!! :))))

Carolyn said...

Glad you enjoy this painting! Yes, the gold fish looks like he wants to come out of the water! Darwinian.

Ida M. Glazier said...

I just wanted to keep in tough, and say this is a lovely painting of koi. It is ocmplicated, but done so well----you are doing amazing stuff Carolyn!! Keep it up.

Katrin said...

Wow, great work!
I love the combination with colored pencils and watercolor - I am sure, you are perfect in this? It looks fine!

And ... I love koi ponds in summer very much :). It's a lovely motive!

Have a nice weekend now,
greetings from Germany,


Carolyn said...

Thank you Ida and Katrin! Katrin - hello - happy to meet you!

LIZ said...

I like what you did with this. You are really getting good at the Impressionist style. Good work!