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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Koi Pond" in progress - colored pencils and watercolor

I sure like to pick complicated subjects!  I guess I'm drawn to the challenge.  There are many layers in a pond - the surface reflection of what is above, the surface where the lilypads float and the fish break the water, the depth of the water and the layers of fish above other fish, and the bottom of the pond (if seen).  Then, there are the objects around the pond - in this case - the reeds in the foreground. 

I am having fun with this - I don't know how it will turn out, and that is OK with me.  For me, this painting is about the journey.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Two thumbs up~

ti-igra said...

Carolyn! Sometimes I think that you travel with Captain Nemo and you see these fishes and seaweeds! :-))))))
These exciting adventures with you!

Indeed - we see a lotus leaf on water surface. And see algae that are above the surface! Cool!!! :-)))
Beautiful mood always with you!!! :-))
I love it!

Mindful Drawing said...

Your koi are lovely.
They are mesmerizing uh?
Paula

Carolyn said...

Thanks Sharon, Ti-Igra and Paula. Yes, I am captivated by koi. Don't have any of my own, but I have a 10 gal. tank with goldfish. When I do yoga in the morning I find I stay in poses longer if I watch the fish!