I went koi crazy — which is definitely safer than boy crazy. I wanted to paint this colorful fish, this flashing underwater gem, so I had a custom-size canvas made and painted 26 of them! It was go big or go home. I wanted to really know this fish and needed a photo to see what they looked like. I skimmed thousands of koi photos before spotting and buying a photo by Zainal Baharum from which this painting is adapted. It’s a wonderful composition. Each fish, which I painted one at a time, became my favorite, some even have names. This painting is done on a 1.5 inch gallery wrap canvas and arrives ready to hang.
38 x 57 inches
Oil on canvas by Lauren Forcella