Koi Painting

Koi are fascinating. Someday, if I ever have the right yard, I want to have a koi pond. Their colors are strikingly energizing and yet their movements are so calming. They seem to have rather unique personalities and the environments that we humans create for them are delightful. Having koi in my own Japanese-style garden would be quite the fantasy. That’s why I have a board just for koi, even though it is a small board. Pinterest, for me, is all about fantasy and dreams so koi definitely deserve their own board. https://www.pinterest.com/lissaemmett/koi/

This image is actually a painting. I honestly couldn’t tell at first. It is so luminescent and so real.

koi painting

My pin came from Don’t Call Me Betty on Tumblr  (http://dontcallmebetty.tumblr.com/post/25117816376). I have to confess, Tumblr is one of those sites I don’t really “get”. And as a pinner who likes to give credit where credit is due, especially when it comes to original work, Tumblr can be very frustrating because there is rarely any information accompanying images. I did a Google search on this image and found out it is the work of Terry Gilecki, an artist who specializes in painting koi. I had to cruise a couple of different online galleries to find this exact work but I found it at James Coleman, Studios and Fine Art Publisher. The piece is titled Strength In Numbers. http://www.jamescoleman.com/art-info/strength-in-numbers. You should definitely check out more of Terry Gilecki’s paintings. They are stunning. White Rock Gallery also has a nice selection of his work. http://www.whiterockgallery.com/Terry_Gilecki.htm


2 thoughts on “Koi Painting

  1. Well put Melissa… Thank you for requesting my opinion.
    Here’s an interesting bit of info to add to the mystic of the Koi:
    The oldest known Koi has lived with the same Asian family for three generations. It is well over 200 years old and the age can be determined by counting the rings (like a tree) in certain scales that remain with the koi for it’s entire life.

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  2. Wow. Thank you very much, Mr Gilecki. Your work is absolutely stunning. And I love the tidbit. Now I need to do more research on koi. 🙂 Happy New Year and much good fortune in 2016


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