second day work in progress Day 2 Koi attempt to climb the falls and my next “monet” painting


Koi Painting work in progress painting…

Trying to pull together several painting so they can be finished, one for a customer, one for a show and one just for me.

Below you can see several paintings I have sitting about my studio space… I am working on all of them at once…. trying to get them either finished or started.   I work this way sometimes because its best to let some paintings sit rather then work on them too long.  They become over worked and stagnant if painted for hours and hours.   One is an oil painting which I just need a few adjustments and it will be complete…  its the water painting with the yellow trees.  The next looks like a light blue and purple combination, its also a water painting and we do not know where its going but I have a pastel kinda monet feeling for it so it will start in that direction.

The one on the floor is the one I started yesterday and I  will work on it today.  Its the only watercolor in the bunch so I’ll have to clean my pallet before I start painting it again.

This painting is sitting on my back porch to dry Its a combination of Gesso and watercolor painted on canvas.

Koi Passage work in progress

Here is another view of the work I’ve completed on this painting. Looks like just a few more tweaks and It will be completed, boy I’ve been busy usually I can finish a painting like this in a week or two but with summer and gardening and all my outside activities, I’ve had to force myself to get back to this work. Don’t get me wrong, once I get started, I can’t stop painting, Well I get pulled away but I would paint all night some nights if you let me.


I wanted you to see it on my table easel so you can see the relative size.

You can see its getting darker and I’m closing in on the focal area, refining the details as I go. The piece is very busy and colorful so I may put a blue glaze over some of it to push it back a bit.

WIP second stage

Koi Passage

Here is a photo of where I’m at with this painting. I have it turned sideways, I think It may be a horizontal piece.

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