5.07.2014

New Koi Fish and Lily Pad Painting!


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The Dance of the Koi
24x36 inch
oil on canvas

Here's my latest palette knife painting of beautiful koi fish with lily pads and flowers! I really enjoyed painting this one, especially when I broke out my knife! I had originally started this one with mostly a brush,using a knife on the flowers and a little bit on the fish, but soon realized it needed more interest and depth. I use such a small knife that this one took me quite sometime to complete, but it was so much fun bringing theses little guys to life!

close up



Koi represent courage and I need to tap in to this! 

They're referred to as "lucky koi"
Many of the attributes of the koi symbolize several lessons and even trials individuals often encounter in life. The koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and even travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the koi include:

Good fortune
Success
Prosperity
Longevity
Courage
Ambition
Perseverance

...all good things we could all use! 





 I tried to take the main photo at an angle because of the glare but it's still there, and now it just looks crooked! I'll be taking it again when it has a chance to dry more. I'll be working on a few commissions in the next few months, so I might not be sharing a lot of new art, but might be able to post some progress shots! 








6 comments:

Eve said...

What a lovely new painting, Jennifer! The colors are so brilliant and there is great flow around the canvas. Thanks for the information about the koi, too!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Eve! Thanks for taking the time to post your nice comments! I enjoyed researching the meaning of the koi fish. They're used as symbols in so many cultures! Jennifer:)

Portraits by NC said...

Jennifer it is a gorgeous painting, I love everything about it! Well done!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Thank you Enzie! That means a lot! Oh! I was going to stop by and see the beautiful paper art!

Vicki said...

That's what I was telling you last time, Jennifer; you're a modern-day Henri Matisse; google his koi paintings! You're both my favorites!

Excellent painting; interesting side notes. I enjoyed this post a lot. You're doing great work here.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Thank you Vicki! :)