"Koi" 6x6" Pastel on sanded paper SOLD
For the truely curious, The Portland Plein-Aire & Studio Painters recently posted a 10 question interview about me on their blog. My friend and interviewer, Celeste Bergin, is always working on promoting art and artists through shows, posts and paint-outs. Thanks Celeste!
This new piece, "Koi" is from the same photo reference of a painting that I posted a couple of months ago. It's just another interpretation of a subject I dearly love to paint--water and koi fish. I used a red underpainting and just worked away at emphasizing the colors. I'm really liking this one in particular because it is so much more loose in stroke. Enjoy!
Observation: As the days are getting longer, that means more time outdoors! Yeah! On any dry morning, like today, I walked my son to school. This is a cherished time for me because it gives us time together to just talk. He carries most of the discussions, picking topics about Poke'mon and recess time. My precious Cody. On my way back home, I noticed that the blossoms on the cherry trees are at their peak! I also noticed that they smell a little like fresh tortillas! Yummy!