|Koi in the Pond|
watercolor by Jane McElvany Coonce
I've been painting a lot this summer especially since my art classes ended, and I'm not teaching. I finished "Koi in the Pond" in watercolor this week. It was from a photo I took up in Rehoboth Beach. It was a challenging painting; it was like solving a puzzle trying to figure out what to do first. How do you make the stones look like they are under water. Putting in ripples in the water was challenging as well.
I have to say it's one of my favorite watercolors that I have ever done. I think I might have to try some more koi paintings and see if it gets easier. I can't wait to see it framed.