My daughter went to this fantastic nursery in Loomis, CA and took several pictures of the Koi that they have in a small pond under a big tree. This painting took me quite a while to paint. One reason was that I painted the large yellow, orange and black Koi and did not like how it turned out. The painting sat for several months...just looking at me. My cat, Phineas, kept jumping up on my painting table and would look at me like "come on, let's paint". He loves to sit on a blanket and watch me paint (sometimes helping me with his paws). Anyway, I did as he bade and here is the result!