I have always admired the beautiful Oriental paintings of Koi. And a real live Koi pond is even more beautiful. Like a sunset, God certainly put beautiful color in His creation!
This was fun to paint because it was a lot of loose wet-on-wet (wet paint onto wet paper) with a little sprinkling of non-iodized salt as it dried. I used a little more control in painting the fish and some scratching for the ripples on top of the water.