The Real McKoi


#306/365 Paintings

I tend towards abstract expressionism in my work. I grab the feeling and surf it, splashing color and often clumsily producing something. This time, I wanted to find the real Koi in today’s painting. Working from a photograph and guessing at how to serve up the effects through the materials I have on hand. I’m kind of jazzed about how it went. Koi are heavenly to paint. They give a lot in their motion and poses. A bit on the bovine side of existential wonder. I adore them. But you already knew that.

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  • kathy November 12, 2013   Reply →

    What I love about watching Koi is their gliding but seemingly purposeful movement. I think you captured that movement beautifully.

    • niya christine November 13, 2013   Reply →

      Thank you. Yes, they have this quiet bovine deliberation about them. So calming.

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