So talking to a friend the other day she told me that she really enjoyed the look of Koi and had even put a Koi pond in her back yard. It got me thinking that that was not a fish I had even thought of painting. I mean, Koi, really? Is that a fish one thinks of fishing for and as such, is that a fish I would want to paint?
Why Not. After a bit of google research I even found a few fly fisherman proudly holding up massive Koi. I am not sure how these seemingly sleepy fish will act on a hook since the only ones I have ever seen were pets in a pond. Anyway, here is an afternoon quick study to see how my eye sees the Koi. I got to say that I'm not that disappointed in the result.
Over all I was pleased with the finish product and as this was just a study to work on my technique with this type of subject, you might just see a larger work some time down the road. That is if I get some free time at home someday this month. As it is right now I haven't even had enough time to break away and awake the bass that are warming up down here in the south.
As a parting photo I leave you with a shot taken on one of my latest trips. You just cant get that kind of view at ground level.