Image Size 20" x 30"
I had so much fun painting this painting. I started by throwing orange and yellow paint on it and then deciding where the koi were. I wish I had taken a picture of it at that stage. Then I poured and dribbled and dripped paint in many thin layers to create a sense of depth.
Before I threw the paint on it, I put on a base coat of thinned gesso and moved it around with a small piece of mat board to give it some added texture. It doesn't show up a lot but in a few places, that texture definitely adds some interest. This is done on a stretched canvas which isn't what I would usually work on when using very thin acrylics but I do like the texture of the canvas showing through. I will probably try this again on paper and see how different it looks.
I've always enjoyed painting koi and I think this is my favorite so far.