Friday, September 04, 2009

Painting Koi in Watercolor by Lori Andrews

I hope you all have been Well, I've missed it here and you all!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

It's a Busy Life!

Got a bit further today, thank goodness Kristas birthday isn't until October. :)

A very dear friend of mine who is not only a wonderful mother, wife, and a very hard working flight attendant along with holding two other part time jobs, and hosts many sorts of parties, but is an avid caregiver to many animals, to name a few, 1 parrot, keets, a bearded dragon, four dogs, a tortoise the size of a small refrigerator, and then all of her beautiful koi and gold fish which she houses in her pond in her backyard asked me a long time ago to paint her a painting of koi.

So with keeping Krista in mind, and how she juggles all the things she does, bouts to Hawaii, Alaska, LA, comes home in the wee hours of the mornings to care for her two children and husband, and then off to glam up at Chanel designing makeovers to people who only dreamed they looked like her, change her babies diapers, feed the animals, then off to another Parenting or teaching meeting, I came up with this. It's a busy life" I felt that the painting looks just like her life, BUSY! I hope to finish it and give it to her by her birthday.

Another friend of mine named Jason is a phenomenal photographer, and he kindly allowed me to use one of his photos for reference, if you want to see some amazing photography you can see them here: