... none the less, you were able to, at the very least, capture the power that was there, but I am going to assume, that some of your spirit/vision/ approach steeped in. Without seeing the paintings in person, I can not fully know. However, man that Koi is killer. I love Koi paintings (and also real Koi) a lot. The shapes/forms end up in my stuff all the time. Sometimes I think I am obsessed with them (that and also spirals). I only mentioned that because, I have watched and looked at tons of Koi and paintings of them.