Last weekend we visited the Botanic Gardens in Denver. It is always a joy to go see the flowers in bloom. They also have many large ponds with mature Koi swimming around. It is very difficult to get a good photo of fish. I managed to capture a nice image with the Koi swimming and in a “s” curve with its body. While the photo isn’t print worthy, I decided to paint a portrait. I started today and here it is so far!  I am also making progress on the “Portland Pooches” painting. Probably will be done in 2-3 more sessions.