The woman who bought this painting cried when she saw it.  I’ve never had anyone react to one of my paintings that way before.  “It is like a dream … the images of these fish being fish and being lovely just by being,” she said, “This “fish joyfulness” you have captured.  It will be a most rewarding day each day when I go … down … to the front door and see this.”
A person with that rare sensitivity helps you understand your own motives.  What had drawn me to paint these fish swimming?  Yes, their joyfulness of being.
[Top of the post:  Koi Swimming, 40 x 30, oil on canvas by Aletha Kuschan, private collection]
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