|"Forest Floor Kinglake"|
Best in Show Kinglake Art Show 2017
Best Landscape Kinglake Art Show 2017
Sunday, 14 January 2018
|"Harmony and Happiness"|
Best Fauna PSVA Annual Exhibition
Ming Mackay Winner (PSVA) 2017
During a recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico I visited the Botanical Gardens. For the first time in my life I had a opportunity to see koi fish that were in a pond in the Japanese Garden. They were amazing, feeding frantically right on the surface of the water. I was standing above them and I had the best view of them during their feeding frenzy, which lasted quite a long time. I have composed this painting from many of the photos I took on that day. I wanted this painting to be bright and full of energy and movement. The viewer should move around the composition and return to the focal point where the water breaks.