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Modern contemporary koi

There’s a lot of koi paintings out there and it’s because it’s such a great subject. I wanted to create something like I’ve never seen before.  Having fun with mark making here. Enjoy! K.M. Advertisements

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Last one for today…

Just finished this 4 ft x 4ft underpainting. Love the scale- feels like I’m in the koi pool.  I need to make a run for more burnt sienna before any more underpainting can be done so that’s it for today. … Continue reading

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On a roll…

I’ve laid in 2 more 24 x 48 in. koi pieces.  Really happy with these compositions. Think I’ll stay on the roll of laying new pieces in today in burnt sienna before moving on to the colour. Next on the … Continue reading

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More Koi…

As I get ready to finalize my last koi, I’ve laid in a new 24 x 48 in. piece to get started on. Really liking the negative space in this latest composition. There’ll be more to follow on this theme … Continue reading

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One more session should do it…

One more session I think..so far been using thin layers of paint and walnut oil. Need to add in some thickness here and there and some flecks of colour to capture reflection and movement and then should be done. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Koi recreated

I had started a 12 x 24 in. oil on canvas board painting (photo 2) a while ago – I decided I really liked the composition so decided to abandon the unfinished painting and create it anew on a much … Continue reading

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Beginning Koi

Just the very beginning – laying in the underpainting and texture for the light to lay on. Going to get a lot more lively but needs to dry for a bit – which takes a bit longer with oil but … Continue reading

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