To be honest, this blog post is a bit late because I'm totally caught up in a new journal project (WhooHoo!) and I forgot to get this post written. More to come on that soon but for now, here's yet another painting. This one owes a great debt of gratitude to Dina Wakley's "Boulders" stencil which I used to simulate the pebbles in and around the pond. This is one of those canvases where, halfway through, I think to myself "What was I thinking?!" I'm not sure if this one is completely done but I am letting it rest for now so I don't run the risk of overworking it. Oh, and I realize those are some big fish for that size pond; it's meant to be a mandala of sorts...more symbolic than literal.