I've begun this koi painting and the photo is showing more saturated than it is in real life. I usually start my painting with light washes then go darker and more saturated.
I bet you wonder why I post so many WIP's instead of finished work. It is simply because I paint for awhile, walk away from it and then go back to the painting. I look at the work constantly as I walk by or get a glimpse of it while working on something else. Working this way has become a habit in the last year or so.