I started this painting last night of another koi. The background is realy bright and the colors show more in the original than in the photo. I'm not sure I like this method of painting koi. I will have to try it again to see if I can get the koi to have cleaner colors and better shapes. I haven't put in scales in and will probably change the tail area. I love this Fabriano paper because it really takes abuse well without rolling or peeling. Painted on a half sheet of Fabriano using Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein and Maimeri paints.