8 by 10 75.00 5.50 shipping and handling
16 by 20, oil on canvas $300.00
Two small Koi find each other in a big pond.
The terms used to describe Koi are “class” and “Variety” Breed isn’t used because even if you have two fish of the same variety or class their offspring can be anything. You’ll never know what your getting when breeding fish. It can be fun and exciting.
Here is a photo of one of my Kohaku Koi they ( the orange and white) seem to be everyone’s favorite.
I bought him when he was just about 4 inches long and now look at him. He’s a big eater and loves to look thru the lilies for any morsels hidden amongst the leaves.
Here is an update on a beautiful Koi I purchased last year. He is doing well, he still has a problem with his tail but one of these days I’ll take him out of the pond and treat it. when I bought him he was pure white then after only a short time he turned bright yellow. He is such a calm and sweet koi I hate to bother him. I named him Carrivaggio and really it doesn’t fit him because the Artist was a big time brawler and it was rumored he killed a man in a bar fight. This Koi mingles well and never seems to bother any of the others.
My latest painting.. it speaks for its self…. I hope volumes
44 by 44 inches Price.. $2,300..0 usd
Oil gallery wrap canvas
16 by 20 mixed media on canvas, $350.0
This painting was finished about a week ago but I never really liked the background. So as any good artist will tell you, I couldn’t live with it & I painted it over.
The background is a little less colorful and has less going on but I feel this showcases the Koi a bit more and doesn’t compete for the viewers attention. Like in any good play there can only be one star, The koi should be the star and the other parts of the painting should be subordinate to it.
This is painted on smooth clayboard 6″ by 6″ $40.00 In intertested… go to http://www.dailypainters.com for pay pal check out.
I spent the afternoon prepping boards and getting things ready for my entry into the Spring show. I try to enter several shows a year, because it helps keep my work fresh and I look forward to seeing what everyone has been painting all winter. I’ll post a picture of my painting if it gets in. cross your fingers!
6 by 6 watercolor on gessoed masonite $40.00 www.dailypainters.com for pay pal link
I wish I knew how to say no. Lately, I’ve had lots of people asking me for things, big and small… like teach a class at the local high school, hang a show in the fall, chair another art group, write a magazine article, loan them some money for beer, mentor college fine art student for thesis project, assist national artist for their workshop in Charlotte, attend grand opening meeting. This are only the requests for the last week or two.
Now, one of these may stick out as a little different than the rest, sure its easy to spot, its the beer money. I guess I look like the type that will not dismiss them and will at least be nice when I say no if I do say no. Of course I have not been able to say no to any of these folks. Not just the person who comes to me for my spare change but all the others. This is why I tend to rush from one thing to the next. So,…..this year is my year to say no. I’m going to try to cherry pick these tasks and figure out which ones I really enjoy and which one are helping others. I do believe in providing service to others and volunteer to several groups now. The problem comes in when one groups hears you do something for free and they want in on it.
Now that I have written this plan down, I hope I can stick to this plan, I’ll still do things for others and yes I’ll still give my change to people who are down on their luck, (no,don’t write me for money, see I’ve already started))but I won’t say yes to everything that is asked of me.
16 by 20 Watercolor on Gessoed Canvas, varnished with a matt finish. This took me about 8 hours to paint and then today I fiddled with it a few more minutes, well actually maybe another hour before I finally decided it was finished.This painting can be hung either way it looks great like this on turned on its side.