April 10, 2008

EDM #166 Fish

This time of year my local nursery tantalizes me with all sorts of trees/shrubs, perennials/annuals, furniture/chimmineas, wind chimes/sculptures and on and on - but the Koi (or Coi) pond fascinates me. I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, but doubted I could ever sketch it - this challenge forced me to try . Difficult, but at least I can recognize the scene so I am happy.

18 comments:

Alan said...

Looks calming. Ponds are nice. We have a small one and have goldfish in ours. It is nice to come up out of my basement office and stand by and watch them while eating a sandwich or just taking a break. It would be nice to get a dry weekend so that I can clean up around it.

Lisalou said...

Wow! This is impressive with the ripples in the water! I alos like your triad below--green relish and all!
Lisa

Lin said...

Sandy!! This is truly incredible!!! You have mastered that watery look -- the fish under it - and the feeling of tranquility these types of fish and water venues are supposed to!! BRAVA, cara!!!!!! WELL DONE!~

Lynn said...

Great job, Sandy! The ripples and the fish are lovely.

africantapestry said...

a lovely koi drawing...you have those ripples done to perfection...well done!
ronell

Meinhild Selbach said...

Very good sketch. I really like the water.

Teri C said...

Gosh Sandy, this turned out wonderful. You really captured those fish and their environment perfectly.

Jennifer Lawson said...

This is wonderful, Sandy. I especially like the water rippling over the fish. Beautiful.

Alanna said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I really like this fish drawing! Very nice!!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

You might not have been 100% pleased with the koi themselves, but your dp spread in the journal is wonderfully laid out... as if we could stick our toes in! The water ripples are enviable (to me -- for whom water is a huge mystery to paint).

Arty Velarde said...

This is an awesome spread. I like the way the one in the foreground really looks UNDER water!

SCquiltaddict said...

what an awesome job you did on this....great work...love the pool effect you got!! ripples in the water and well its just terrific!

MILLY said...

This is lovely Sandy, you have really captured the ripples in the water and the four fish are so realistic. Well done a great piece.

clare said...

Beautiful watercolour Sandy. You've captured the movement of fish in water superbly.

Tami said...

Great job on getting the fish "below" the water! I think the whole thing is beautifully done!

I love the triad too, just have a special fondness for this kind of art...

Felicity said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous, your sketchbooks must be joy to look through!

Jess said...

Wowee Sandy - I never see live fish 'in the flesh'and this is amazing!

Anetka said...

great work!! water looks marvelous:)