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Koi fish in watercolor

I have been doing quite a few koi watercolors. Some different styles and techniques and sizes.

Some are more loose than others, which is my usual style of painting. I also tried some watercolour techniques, like using masking fluid, different brush sizes but finally decided it is not my way of painting….I prefer only the brush, water and color. I also tried a more true “watercolour painting” style and not my usual washes or loose line work. Once again, I came to the conclusion that it’s just not me. It just goes to show…one can’t really lie in making art. You can perhaps get away with it for a while, but in the long run, the true you needs to surface. It is quite  freeing  to have finally  come to this conclusion: I don’t want to do true watercolor paintings. I just love line and wash.

..koi 1..

watercolor and dip pen and indigo blue HErbin ink, 24X32cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-005

 

..Koi 2..

in watercolor and lamy safari pen, 24X32cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor

..koi 3..

watercolor and dip pen and indigo blue HErbin ink, 24X32cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-007

..Koi 4..

watercolor and lamy safari pen in Stillman and Birn sketchbook, 14X21.6cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-002

..Koi 5..

watercolor and lamy safari pen in Stillman and Birn sketchbook, 14X21.6cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-003

..Koi 6..

watercolor and dip pen and HErbin ink(Café et Gris nuage), 24X32cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-004

..Koi 7..

watercolor and lamy safari pen, 24X32cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-006

..Koi 8..

watercolor and lamy safari pen in Daler Rowney sketchbook, 21X29.7cm

Ronelle van wyk- Koi fish in watercolor-001

à bientôt,

Ronelle

8 responses

  1. Beautiful idea to portray these awesome creatures! I love the ripple details in koi 2 and the negative space in koi 4. Excellent:)

    April 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    • Thank you Marie…those negative spaces in water…always a challenge.
      Ronelle

      April 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  2. annie

    I am overwhelmed by all this motion and beauty, Ronelle. I, too, love the ripples in # 4.

    April 5, 2015 at 7:44 pm

  3. barbaralilian

    So true Ronelle. Your best sketches are always loose as in No 2, 4. & 5. But how would you know if you didn’t try different techniques.

    April 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    • Thank you Barbara…yes, to grow, we have to keep experimenting.
      Ronelle

      April 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm

  4. I like them all..
    I don’t know how to be loose..so all these seem very fluid to me..Great colors..Perfect.

    April 6, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    • Merci Monique…you are loose and free in your watercolors…I always enjoy seeing what you are up to in your painting!
      Ronele

      April 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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