This painting was inspired by some very large Koi that I saw in a landscape nursery pond. They were swimming gracefully around and I loved the way the fins looked like wings flowing through the water. The sunlight shone on their fins and made the intricate braided patterns shimmer with touches of gold and silver. They looked so free as they were swimming around each other. It was hard to resist this Kodak moment and transform it into a painting called "Pond Party" on a 18" x 24" canvas in acrylic paint.