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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Koi


Always wanted to paint Koi fish someday!I enjoyed this painting immensely.It was created using 'wet on wet' technique and I was happy with the results.Took me about an hour to concieve, draw and paint it.No reference photo here.
Hope you like it too.
20"x14", on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

20 comments:

  1. It is fabulous, Arti!! I am reminded of yin/yang (or however that is written). Love the koi on the left looking up...well...coyly!

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  2. I have never heard of Koi fish. I think Koi fish must be very interesting. It looks very interesting here. And the wet in wet has worked very well. It gives a sense of motion.

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  3. like the blue and the orange contrast..the eyes are sparkling!! great job...wet on wet has been brilliantly executed. reminds me of 'doordarshan logo', with an 'arti'stic touch!

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  4. I like it Arti. Love the technique too.

    Seeing this reminded me of the koi I painted a few years ago and now have no idea where it is.

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  5. They are lovely, Arti. I've seen some brightly colored ones too. They are fun fish to paint and you've certainly brought forth your vision of them beautifully. I also like it when something is painted from memory or a dream. Makes it that much more special.

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  6. A wonderful painting, especially from the head, with out some references to check. Great movement and color.

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  7. I have friends who have kois in a pond in their garden ! they have so beautiful colors, they come and eat in our hands ! your painting is gorgeous and I see that you have enjoyed to do that ! bisous

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  8. Lovely! I have always liked koi...they make for beautiful paintings! Just found your blog via Padamja's...

    also loved the "prayer" sketch/painting....

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  9. Its amazing that you did this without any reference! Wonderfully painted!

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  10. The couple looks very cute and shiny,, there is a distinct touch of light that has enhanced the beauty of this work.. very well done Arti!

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  11. I can really feel the motion in this painting. Nice job Arti!

    Blessings to you!!

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  12. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................

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  13. WOOOWWW!!!!! This is beautiful The sheer looseness of your style here wins it all.
    Best wishes,

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  14. Aren't they wonderful to paint! This is fantastic Arti! and a beautiful composition.

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  15. Thank you very much, Friends.I enjoyed doing this painting very much and I am glad that you enjoyed viewing it!

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  16. Very free and active! Beautiful work Arti!

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  17. This is stunning, Arti! The colours are wonderfully vivid and there's real movement in the fish! I'm delighted to have found your blog and look forward to following your progress!

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  18. Hi Arti - I came to say thank you so much for visiting my blog and for following too. I was looking through your lovely blog and just HAD to stop at these lovely fish!! They are brilliant! You have produced somw wonderful paintings and drawings :0)

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