I painted this on a teapot as a child, funny how the same design cropped up all these years later.

I painted this on a teapot as a child, funny how the same design cropped up all these years later.

In Japanese culture, this fish represents strength and courage for swimming against the stream.

At Dragon's Gate

In Japanese culture, this fish represents strength and courage for swimming against the stream.

The fish balance each other out, creating a harmonious image. Harmony. Watercolor by Zaira Dzhaubaeva.

The fish balance each other out, creating a harmonious image. Harmony. Watercolor by Zaira Dzhaubaeva.

I love doing Koi Watercolor paintings!  The blue and orange look so great together and there is no way for the student to feel u...

I love doing Koi Watercolor paintings! The blue and orange look so great together and there is no way for the student to feel u...

Magnificent ink painting with koi fish, only the Japanese can use a brush with ink and make such a simple and divine masterpiece!!!

Magnificent ink painting with koi fish, only the Japanese can use a brush with ink and make such a simple and divine masterpiece!!!

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