Wednesday, November 23, 2016

KoiD-9 Koi painting by Natasa Vretenar

23" diameter on a 1" thick substrate

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Prepping new substrates

No slacking here! Prepping new substrates for another series!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

KoiD-5 Koi painting by Natasa Vretenar

23" diameter 1" thick
This series is inspired by an ancient tale tells of a huge school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. Gaining strength by fighting against the current, the school glimmered as they swam together through the river. When they reached a waterfall at the end of the river, many of the koi turned back, letting the flow of the river carry them away.

The remaining koi refused to give up. Leaping from the depths of the river, they attempted to reach the top of the waterfall to no avail. Their efforts caught the attention of local demons, who mocked their efforts and heightened the waterfall out of malice. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognized the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a golden dragon, the image of power and strength.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

KoiD-4 Koi painting by Natasa Vretenar

23" diameter on 1" thick substrate

Saturday, November 5, 2016

KoiD-3, koi painting by Natasa Vretenar

The fish are swimming in the river upstream, some may turn around, some may swim in circles.

Friday, November 4, 2016

KoiD-2, Koi paintings by Natasa Vretenar

23" round substrate, 1" thick, ready to hang.

I started this series after hearing a story about koi fish swimming upstream in Yellow river in China. They swim upstream and get stronger.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Koi series paintings by Natasa Vretenar

My new series - this is the first painting in the series that is finished. Each painting is on a circular substrate that is 23" round and 1" thick. The substrates were custom made for this project. These paintings have a lot of different texture - the texture was used to symbolize different things that I will reveal as I post more paintings. 


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