In the February 2009 issue of Watercolor Artist, they share the Best of Show winners from several regional and nationa shows. This painting is THE BEST PAINTING OF KOI I HAVE EVER SEEN! It blows me away. There are no pretty blues and green and lily pads mixed with the pretty oranges and whites of the koi. There are only animals striving towards the top of the water to get that food - and be the first one there. Just a fantastic painting! And the artist, Soon Y. Warren, does it all layer by layer, glazing until she reaches the place she wants the color to be. She won Best of Show at the National Watercolor Society show this year - and I can't imagine anything beating this. WOW!
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No painting today - went to a holiday party to visit friends that were in from Oregon (and, yes, we made fun of them because they have snow and we don't - but we just a bit of poking fun because we have bitterly cold and windy weather that feels like it's stripping the flesh off your bones). S., who was born and raised in Hawaii, was not loving this cold Kentucky weather, and was wondering if he and E. would get back to Oregon tomorrow without delays.