Koi, oil, enamel and acrylic on canvas, 160 x 100 x 2 cm on two canvas panels each measuring 80 x 100 x 2 cm
A flickering glimmer of red, the water twists and turns. The blue depths reflect the sky as spectral life glides by. I glimpse the colour, I hang my hand in the water, feeling the cool space where the graceful gold phantoms live. I loose hours, watching, feeling myself being lulled with the gentle motion around me. Bubbles rise to the surface, golden sunlight refracts the shapes. Koi Koi has been created to suggest the movement of golden red carp in water. An expressionist background represents turbulent water where fish dance and feed. The Koi themselves are fleeting abstract shapes hidden in part by the water. Gold paint captures and refracts light adding depth and life to the painting. Koi is ready to hang.