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Benigoi Bekko by SunStateGalleries Benigoi Bekko by SunStateGalleries
Title is the Japanese term for a orange/red koi and a white koi with random black markings.

This was a wonderful break from school work (who am I kidding I don't work.. ;)) And I thoroughly enjoyed using new techniques. I have several pressings of leaves, some that were laid on the watercolor, some that were painted and pressed with acrylic. I love Koi so much, I plan on having a series that takes up all the wall space in my room! :heart:


Prints can be found here! Check it out!
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:bulletpurple: Watercolor and acrylic on 11"x14" 140lb hot press Arches.



Enjoy! ^^

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What-about-chris Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
nice work
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Chikrata Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Kois ^^

This is a great piece Sydney. I love all the colours that you but into them. It gives them a completely unique style and life :)
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work!
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:)
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earth-gurl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh I love the leaf pressing idea!! The one in the bottom right, was that laid on, or pressed with acrylic?
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! All of the ones that are more pronounced are acrylic, the more subtle pressings are in watercolor (:
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earth-gurl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gotcha. Thanks! :clap:
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Nyriea Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
beautiful colours
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Binomial-Expansion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Gorgeous colours :) this is a really pretty painting xx
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you! ^^
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the technique with the leaves :)
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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Thereysa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I really like the colors you used in this :D
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks (:
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Thereysa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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Sky-Shifter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the colors and those leaf prints, they make me think of the transition of seasons between summer and autumn. Very beautiful!
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I have actually done this before, but I wanted to try it again since my talent has improved [link]

<3
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Sky-Shifter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah, I remember that one! They're both beautiful, but You can definitely see the improvement!
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you !! :D
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Alannah-Hawker Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Photographer
Amazing piece Sydney, the colours are beautiful. I love all the leaf prints around the edge too, they work really well with the piece. :D
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Alannah, that means a lot to me! I have been trying to perfect that technique (:
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EmpressOfUnderbed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I like the fish and the way the water changes color in the background. The leaves are a really nice touch! A perfect piece for fall.
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love Autumn so much ^^
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bleuie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work! Love the vivid colors! :clap:
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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CryptikFox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing painting my dear! :D
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SunStateGalleries Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you hun :heart: :D
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