Friday, February 01, 2008
This painting is a birthday present for my mother. She is a HUGE collector of all things fish related, most specifically Koi. When I was growing up I remember lazing on the living room couch staring at this huge koi painting she had hung. I think I memorized every brush stroke of that painting (since I was often bored, in typical teenage fashion!)
This piece evolved from an outing we made for her birthday to Art Central. The original photo that this piece is based on was taken of thier koi pond. There isn't a lot of bright light hitting the pond so I was pleasantly surprised I came away with a few decent shots.
I have to say, I thought often of Ivan Chan's whimsical koi paintings while working on this!