The Gathering of Koi

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I have been on a fish kick lately, and finally created the mixed media Koi piece that has been swimming around my head for awhile.


It was a fun process, as every mixed media adventure seems to be!

To create the background on this 18 x 24 inch canvas, I altered a background of National Geographic magazine strips with Citra Solv concentrated cleaner. (See this post for the process!)


Then I created my fish by cutting the basic shapes out of a poster that had the colors I liked.


I layered more papers, and paint onto this base, and added some spots using punchinella (sequin waste) as a stencil to give the impression of scales.

close up papa closeup mama

I also found a tie dyed looking green paper napkin in my stash that worked well for the whimsical water plants.

close up sea weed close up

I made sure that the design wrapped around the deep sides of the canvas, so the piece can be hung without framing.


All in all, I was pretty happy with my first efforts at playing with Koi!

the gathering watermark

This print is available in my etsy shop here.

2 Responses

  1. Oh this is just beautiful!

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