Just before leaving for Hawaii I was able to ship this commission to a
new client in Maryland.
She’s a big fan of my koi paintings and has a gorgeous koi pond of
This particular piece is a variation of a much larger one I had made
in 1988 titled, “Koi School 11,” 54 inches square.
It was her favorite.
There were two enormous koi ponds at both ends of our hotel in Lanai.
I took a bunch of photos at different times throughout the day.
The staff kindly provided fish food that I used to lure them into a
roiling water frenzy. (Another favorite motif of mine.)
Still digesting all the images before I leap back into painting them again.