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Oct 23, 2011

Koi and Lotus

carp and lotus


I'm so behind on getting new works online.   The painting above is from Spring 2010, and I still need to put the backing on the rice paper.

I used watercolors for the carp's body and background.   Using a traditional sumi-e brush, I drew the scales and koi with sumi ink.

Sunday Sketches is hosted on Sophia's blog.  It's my weekly inspiration that gets me revved up for the week!

7 comments:

MollyGirl said...

beautiful!

Joni Nickrent said...

Gorgeous work! POP ART MINIS

portgas_d_ann said...

love it, looks traditionally classic

Missy said...

This is beautiful, very lovely!

Tracy said...

Oh, I love the colors, Juana! There's such a playfulness, happiness and beautiful fluidity to this motif. I loved doing sumi-e once-upon-time--I should revisit that. Thanks, again for the newsletter love. I have sent it off to you today--enjoy! :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

Helen said...

Such a lovely koi. really beautiful. Happy SS

Shelley Whiting said...

A beautiful and cheerful work of art. I love the bright color palette was well.

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