Sunny Day Koi

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I painted this the other day while I was demonstrating to my art class how the gessoed surface works with watercolor. Because this painting wasn’t finished I went ahead and finished it up in my studio. My Koi are very hungry these days and keep uprooting my lilies which have three or four lilly pads struggling to grow. The nights are still cool but I will assume the weather will be warmer any day now and those koi and the lilies will be growing!
8 by 10 watercolor on gessoed masonite sealed with a polymer clear coat. $95.00

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This painting is 18 by 24 price is $350.00 plus 12.00 S & H I’ve painted this painting on wrap around canvas. This makes it nice because…no need to frame, its ready to hang.
I’ve been painting commissions and have been very busy trying to get them all finished. This painting was inspired by a request by one of my customers. She wanted a butterfly painting very similar to one i had painted last year. unfortunately it had sold so I painted her another. but I kept getting an urge to try some different ideas with this painting. So I did, it’s on canvas rather than on paper and is painted with a more controlled approach, very dark colors and lots of texture, several layers of glazes and some metallic paint here and there. I like both. I’ll post the other painting soon so you can see the variation.