So got a few more of my koi in. Always get impatient with water colors, and especially working on this canvas, as the dry time is a lot longer than I am used to and I want to get on with it and end up either blurring colors together or pulling color up. Am waiting now for the top koi to dry to I can better define the dark coloration. Am going to have to work on this canvas some more to get the feel for it. Like the fact that you don't get hard edges and that you can move color, but there definitely is a technique needed to work on it. Am probably not going about this correctly, think I should put in all the fish and then do the water and then the reflections, will try to do that tomorrow more, but end up putting in the water so I can see if my fish colors are bright enough. Will definitely have to dull some of them down, but will get these all in and then compare against each other. Still am not sure how the heck I am going to do the reflection, tried a little one by the yellow fins and might leave that but it won't work over the fish themselves, so still thinking about the opaque water colors.
Thanks for stopping by and hoping you are beginning to be able to judge if I am going to get movement in this composition - that's the goal. Hope you are enjoying making some art this weekend.