May 19, 2008

Koi

This is the koi pond at the Orlando home of our recent hosts.

These are just a few of the inhabitants... I counted fourteen, could be more or less.

This is just a small crop of one of many photos I took... just as it was, no photoshopping involved.


This is a watercolor by Joseph Raffael, a master of the medium and who's work I have admired since way back when... I think of his koi when I see the real thing... and forget about ever capturing the subject the way he can. But I've never tried... maybe my way might be interesting enough... won't know until...

3 comments:

Annette Bush said...

Nice shots, Karen. The koi were mesmerizing, weren't they? It will be interesting to see how their color and movement show up in your work. . . . Raffael influenced me early on as well -- who would have thought it!?
A

self taught artist said...

last two pics are fantastico, that one looks like fish smoke.
glad you are having such a great trip kj.

Daphne said...

I would love to see how your koi would take shape. When I think of your work I think of linear blocks of colour-even your older grass works...