Monday, May 2, 2011

Swimming Upstream

In Hawaii many people celebrate the Japanese Boys' Day by flying koi or carp banners.  I think the holiday may have been made PC by changing the name to Children's Day, but I still remembering flying a banner in honor of my son.  The carp signifies strength and determination.  This painting was difficult because it is watercolor on yupo, a synthetic medium.  It was chosen as the cover for the Hawaii Bar Journal.
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