What a surprise, another koi painting! I just can't seem to stay away from them. I painted this while I was in Mexico. My friend that lives there was looking at my reference photos of the Koi and since she had never seen this type of fish before she said how beautiful they were and asked if they taste good. When I told her that people don't usually eat them and that they can be very expensive she looked at me like I was crazy.
This is a 48" x 48" acrylic painted on a cradled wood panel.
I'm playing around with pastels again. This was done on an unsanded pastel paper. I've become so used to using pastel paper that has a sandpaper-like surface that it was a bit frustrating to try to add multiple layers to this paper. The tooth filled up pretty quickly. I may try this one again using the sanded paper and see how different it looks.
Here's a small oil painting that I started using brushes but finished it with a palette knife. I like the texture from the palette knife much better than the brush. I tend to work the paint too thinly when I use the brush.
I know you're probably getting tired of seeing so many bougainvillea paintings but these flowers are fun to paint and since I was out of town last week, had no reference photos for anything else and there were plenty of bougainvillea growing there, that is what I painted. I'm excited to get back to my studio and do something larger and hopefully a bit more creative.
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