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Dorothy Rickey

Koi Pond

oil on canvas, 2014, 36"w x 24"h

This is actually a photo-based painting of my second koi pond, but the fish are the same three originally purchased in 1995. They were successfully transported from Dallas to this pond in the Texas Hill Country. They hardly seemed to notice the difference! The pond has also been home to frogs and dragonflies from time to time. Water is circulated from an upper level to a lower level by a waterfall. The sound of the moving water is pleasing to me and helpful to the inhabitants of the pond. Painting the fish that I have observed for so many years is always a challenge.


Dorothy Rickey - Koi Pond

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