It’s always a joy to work with a new client who has specific ideas about what they envision in a future painting adorning their wall. In this particular instance, it was the last piece of an elaborate puzzle in a complete renovation of a most charming beach home on Boston’s North Shore. As a focal point in the living room/dining room area, the painting would live right smack in the heart of the house.
Together we all arrived at a size – 30×30 inches – that would work best in the space. A careful look at many details in my koi painting portfolio then led us to include a combination of the following key elements: craggy rock edge, waterfall, background water lilies, 3-5 koi fish teeming in water.
It was a fun challenge to fit everything in. I began with a simple sketch. Once approved, I had the green light to proceed with painting it. I’m happy to say it was just completed on Friday. All of us who have seen it – including me – are delighted with the results.