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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Work: "Koi Pair"

I am always happy and pleased when I finish a painting. It's almost as fun as starting one!
This watercolor, "Koi Pair" is 20"x28" and painted on Arches 140 Cold Press paper. The reference photo was from the Huntington Library I shot on a past visit there. The ponds at the Library Gardens are lovely and I feel fortunate to be able to visit such a beautiful place now and then!

"Koi Pair", watercolor, 20"x28"                        Kathleen Ballard

11 comments:

  1. Your painting is sublime! BRAVO, Kittie!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn. It was a fun painting to do!

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  2. Love the colors and movement.

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    1. Thanks, LibbyB! It's more about the water than the fish!

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  3. Oh Kittie, you've done it again! Created another masterpiece! This is just stunning and I love the colors and the movement of the water. You are truly a master painter!

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    1. Wow, thanks so much Gail! I'm glad you like it and it's great to get nice feedback from my effort!

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  4. This is another beauty Kathleen. I love how you've described the reflections and shadows in the water. And, of course, the Koi ain't bad either. : )

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    1. Thanks Nancy! So nice of you to comment!

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  5. Shimmery loveliness, Kathleen. Really beautiful! (I miss the Huntington Gardens, visited many times when I lived in L.A., lucky you!)

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing your wonderful paintings!
      Yes, I feel lucky to be near the Huntington Gardens, such a special place!

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  6. Shimmery loveliness, Kathleen. Really beautiful! (I miss the Huntington Gardens, visited many times when I lived in L.A., lucky you!)

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