Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perseverance - Silhouette Collection Original Contemporary Painting

My newest etsy listing, I love it. What do you think?

Part of the Silhouette Collection

Original Contemporary Painting - Not a Print

Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 3/4 inch deep (20.3 x 20.3 x 1.7 cm deep)

Koi are very hardy fish, like the carp, coming from Japan. They can live to be over 20 years old and some have been known to be over 100 years old.

In many of the Japanese stories, Koi are transformed through their efforts and perseverance, it is said that if they climb the dragons gate they great become dragons. The Koi is a symbol that represents perseverance in the face of adversity. They can also represents love, longevity, loyalty and knowledge.

I first applied gesso to the canvas to achieve a textured look. Then painted the background a light green, forest green, and bright blue. Finally the silhouette of the koi fish was painted on. The sides are painted a deep black and no framing is necessary - Ready for the wall!!

Finish will be applied at shipping time for protection. Each is signed on the back.

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