Just recently I had a hankering to paint those gorgeous koi carp.
Their dramatic and wild orange red splotches against the white of their body were just begging to be captured in watercolour.
I imagined painting them fast and loose at the early stages using wet into wet technique.
That was what I did and it was a thrilling experience. I loved how the orange scarlet Winsor and Newton watercolour tube paint spread deliciously over the paper.
Once I had the early vague, organic washes in I then added a darker hue on top to add a second dimension of depth to those markings.
This process of building is very satisfying.
Then I dried the whole fish and added more texture wet on dry.
Here are some items that I created to sell on my Society6 art shop – for the koi or fish lover they could make a perfect gift.
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If you want to see my free teaching videos on how to paint then click here!
I then went on to paint the koi at 4 art classes and demos and my art students did them very well indeed.
Here are some examples –
The originals are for sale here if you love real paintings for your home.
To purchase fish below please click this link – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/266721693/original-watercolor-fish-painting-koi?ref=shop_home_active_2-
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