Tuesday, July 04, 2006

splashes of colour













This painting was inspired by Susan's photo of koi carp that I saw over at her blog art esprit. She kindly said I could use the photo to paint from, but I'm afraid I just don't do it justice. It's only a first attempt though, I do want to keep trying. I've always been mesmerised by koi carp and the watercolours I've seen of them have always inspired me. I think I need to go back at look at some of them though cos I'm not getting the water reflections right. Still, it was fun to do! Watch this space.

Thanks Susan!

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Just wanted to thank everyone for their comments. It's made me think that maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself and rigidly stick to an idea of how I think a painting of koi carp in a pond ought to look like, and just enjoy what actually came out instead. So thanks!

9 comments:

susan said...

tammy, i really like the simplicity of it and well, the composition is so eautiful... i will watch this space!!!!

Teri C said...

I love how these colors work together! Lovely Tammy!

Rrramone said...

I disagree, I think you do it great justice!

andrea said...

Oh my gosh what are you talking about! As soon as the photo loaded I said to myself, "that looks like a Loi pond". This is one of my favorites that you have done. It is serene, a little abstract and your color choice is perfect. The fish just pop. I think you did a fantastic job!
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HARDWAX said...

This is very appealing. Would look fantastic on anyones wall. Love it!

HARDWAX said...

Just the same i'm curious as to what you are going to do further with this piece. I'll be watching as well, although i don't think it needs anything.

arvindh said...

This looks great! Reminds me of Matisse's famous painting.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

You are right - it looks exactly like koi in motion. Great job.

Gerald said...

I really like this piece. So much mov't yet there's a peaceful vibe about it. Bravo. I like your blog. Great loose watercolors. Keep it up.