I know, this doesn't have a very creative name but I get tired of naming paintings and I just wasn't feeling particularly creative today so "Koi" was the best I could do. The inspiration for this painting was a long, skinny piece of plexiglass that I have that I thought I could use for framing so I cut a piece of paper from my watercolor paper roll and decided that Koi would be a fun subject for this long orientation.
My plexi is 48" long and this paper is 44" long which would allow for a mat when I frame it but I think I will cut it down a little bit so that I can use a standard size mat (32" x 40"). I could buy a 40" x 60" mat but I think this painting could use a little cropping so I'll do that instead.
I haven't painted Koi for awhile so it was fun to get back to one of my favorite subjects. Doing multiple glazes on very wet paper gave some really nice effects. This painting has a soft, blurry look which is very different from how my paintings usually look and I'm really happy with the result.
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