Acrylic and Resin painting

  • These pieces are actually multiple layers of paint and resin stacked on top of each other in a glass, box , or bowl.
    The piece starts out with a layer of resin in the bottom of the vessel, then must cure a minimum of 12 hours depending on temperature and humidity.
    The resin is a 2 part mixture that must be precisely measured and mixed, otherwise the resin will never cure.
    Once the first layer is fully hardened, the initial layer of acrylic paint is applied, in the case of my fish paintings, that is usually the bottom fins.
    Once the paint has dried, I mix another batch of resin and apply it, then wait another 12 hours. Each discrete layer of acrylic has between 2 and 8 separate coats of paint.
    This is repeated over and over, often twice a day until I’ve built up enough layers to give the illusion of a 3 dimensional fish in the bowl or glass.
    See the martini glass a few images down for a top and side view to really understand the process....then when you see all the layers it takes to make one fish,
    imagine how many layers and how much time it takes to do a piece that has fifty or a hundred fish in it.
    I was first inspired by the Master of this technique Riusuke Fukahori when I saw his work a couple years ago and it took me a year to master the process.

 

Order one of my books, showing some of the larger koi pieces at the bottom of this page for as little as $22

Imported Japanese 14" Kotobuki Cypress Hangiri Sushi Oke with 35 Koi

Red and White Ranchu Goldfish in Imported Japanese Masu box
4.5x4.5x2.5"

Imported Japanese Hinoki Cypress Oke with 2 Pearl Ranchu Goldfish
8.75x4.5"

Hand-Painted box with 34 Koi
10x20x2"

Imported Japanese Hinoki Cypress Oke with 2 Koi
8.75x4.5"

Imported Japanese Masu box with one Koi
5.5x2.75

5 Koi in glass container
7.25"

2 Koi in Bamboo box
3.5x7x2.5

Imported Japanese Hinoki Cypress Oke with 3 Koi
8.75x4.5"

Japanese Bamboo Box with one koi
3.5x7"

Imported Japanese Hinoki Cypress Oke with 2 Koi
8.75x4.5"

Japanese Bamboo Box with Orange Ranchu Goldfish
4x4"

Japanese Bamboo Box with 2 Koi
7x7"

Imported Japanese 14" Kotobuki Cypress Hangiri Sushi Oke with 2 Jumbo Koi

 

Siamese fighting fish
acrylic and resin in 4.5" bowl

33 Koi in 13" imported Japanese sushi oke with copper bands

 

Magenta Siamese fighting fish in Martini glass from above and side view showing multiple layers of acrylic and resin

Imported Japanese 14" Kotobuki Cypress Hangiri Sushi Oke with 2 Large Koi

 

Koi with chopsticks

Orange Koi in 6" bowl

22 Koi in Wooden vessel 5.75 x 22 x 2.25

4 Orange Koi in 10 x 7porcelain bowl

9 Koi in 6 x 9 Bamboo Box

Lavender and orange Ranchu goldfish
acrylic and resin in 6" bowl

6 Koi
acrylic and resin in 6 x 9 bamboo box

 

Collection of koi and Siamese fighting fish
acrylic and resin in 4" and 5" bowls
courtesy of Thornwood Gallery , Houston Texas

Lavender and Orange Moor Goldfish
acrlic and resin in 4.5" bowl

Blue Siamese fighting fish
acrylic and resin in 4.5"white bowl

Lavender and Gold Moor Goldfish
acrylic and resin in 10" bowl

 

5 Koi
Acrylic and resin in wooden box 6 x 9

Large Orange Ranchu goldfish
Acrylic and resin in 10" bowl

Blue Siamese fighting fish
acrylic and resin in 5" bowl

 

Fancy Goldfish
acrlic and resin in 4" square bowl

 

Dragonfly
acrylic and resin in 7" bowl

White Koi
acrylic and resin in 7" bowl

4 Ranchu Goldfish
acrylic and resin in 6 x 9 bamboo box

Magenta and orange Siamese fighting fish
acrylic and resin in 4.5" bowl

Order one of my books, showing some of the larger koi pieces here for as little as $22

 

 

 

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