The koi fish symbolizes good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition, and perseverance.
Koi in Pond ~ watercolor and watercolor pencils on 140 lb. cold-pressed paper
Perfect day for painting en plein air at Selby Gardens in Florida today! Not too hot, not too sunny. I could have stayed all day to create more. Isn’t this purple and pink flowering plant AMAZING? It’s my favorite one at the botanical gardens. A man watched me paint the koi and thought it was well done. “Oh, I can do better than this!” I said. He said he’s tried and couldn’t do it at all. Well, I tried not to pack too many art supplies when I went out today, thinking “Don’t work, play. You’re going on a little jaunt.” Trying not to sit too much, I did get in some walking and visited the rainforest garden, where they have these AWESOME Tarzan-would-swing-from vines.
I wish I lived right next door to the gardens; I’d be there every day! There are so many interesting things to see around every corner.