Monday, July 09, 2012

The Coy Koi - Abstract Reflections IV

What a great day, I was finally able to devote most of today to painting. It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, what with work and Realtor showings of my house, leaving me with just little snatches of painting time.

Today I finished The Coy Koi this painting is No. IV in my series of Abstract Reflections.  I went a little larger on this painting using a 24" x 24" canvas, I really wanted the the koi to pop and didn't feel the smaller canvas would give it the impact that the larger one does.

The Coy Koi

Abstract Reflections IV

24" x 24" acrylic on canvas 

The Backstory

This is how it looked in the beginning.  I very loosely drew the Koi  in with a large round brush and filled it in with cadmium red medium.  At this point i'm not to concerned about getting the exact color I just want to get some local color down to use as guidelines.  I quickly brushed on some green on one side and paynes gray on the other, added some random spots on the fish and ta da it's done.  Ready for the next step.

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