Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Japanese Koi

I took photos of colorful koi when I was in Napa Valley a few years ago. One of the wineries had a beautiful koi pond that really inspired me. And Providence Art Club is having a members' exhibit in which the theme of the artwork is vertically or horizontally much longer than the width. So I chose the koi as my subject. I worked on the cradled gessoboard and this piece is 6x24". I did change the color of the original water, it was more yellow green and I prefer the aqua blues and greens to compliment the fish. I like it so much because its more abstract than most of my work. Sometimes I like to move away from always being so photorealistic. So this piece is hanging at the Providence Art Club until August 31st.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Beautiful, Kendra! Definitely abstract, but in a realistic sort of way, if that makes any sense!