8 by 10 inches $75.00 5.50 for postage in US.
I have been painting this painting in bits and pieces for weeks. It started out as a pink painting, went to green and ended up here as an ultramarine blue and red painting with the hits of pink and green peeking thru here and there.
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Blue Koi not for sale … yet
This painting isn’t finished but its a work in progress, & with a few more days of painting I’ll have it finished of course I will be sure to post it. As you can see, I’m calling it “Blue Koi” but since it isn’t finished yet I may change the name. I usually wait till the painting is complete before I name it but its difficult because you have to call them something. Otherwise you can’t talk to your family or friends about your paintings. Its sort of funny cause you can’t just say the Koi painting, I’ve painted 100′s of koi paintings. I’m working on my reference for my Geisha series while I paint these Koi paintings. I hope to have a show of some of the koi paintings during the fall. Its difficult to accumulate many large paintings as only the most expensive don’t sell quickly & usually all of the paintings are fairly reasonable in price so I have to hold some back to actually have enough for a show.
This 8 by 10 acrylic on gessoed masonite is $75.00 and can be framed like an oil painting. This painting was done in the glazing method. After the first layer of paint is painted, it is allowed to dry and then the areas which need to be pushed back are painted in a thin layer of blue paint. This glaze gives the water a cohesive appearance. It also darkens the lighter areas and gives the blue a bit of a value adjustment.
6 by 10 $ 75.00 watercolor on paper.
I used to teach watercolor classes and Dolphins were a favorite subject of my students. Dolphins always seem so happy. They convey a sweetness and a wonderful spark of energy which is genuinely curious.
Next month I’m going to be doing a series of paintings which are related to the Earth and specifically water. Be prepared to see some lake paintings because Lake Wylie is a great subject but I may do some under water paintings too. I’ve been working them up in my mind. Usually I’ll walk the dogs several times per day and while on these walks I allow my mind to develop paintings. I see mist rolling across the water in the early morning light with fishermen standing in their Bass boats, also another painting of White Egrets and Heron standing at the waters edge or just taking off from the water. Of course my beloved Koi looking up thru the water to the surface, and then there is always colorful sailboats and wonderful sunsets. I look forward to my month of water paintings, and I hope this month of painting water will remind you how precious each dop of rain and every inch of water is to us and our planet.