Koi & Feng Shui Paintings

Most of the Koi paintings are based on the ancient teachings of Feng Shui. The number 8 is thought to be a very lucky number while the smooth circular movements of fish attracts good energy into your home or office. Often 8 colorful Koi can be found in the painting as well as leaves or groups of fish forming figure 8 patterns. Some believe the number 9 is lucky too and so an extra black Koi is often included in the piece. Having a black Koi is thought to be very lucky as they absorb any bad luck that's left!

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For good Feng Shui, it is best to hang the koi giclee close to an entrance to a home or office as it will encourage good luck to be drawn in. The ancient Chinese belief system of Feng Shui has been around for 3 000 years. Elements of shape, color, water, orientation and the placement of objects and flow of movement all help to attract (or repulse) such things as happiness, prosperity, health and much more. Even if one doesn’t believe in such things, my personal read is if something has lasted for 3 000 years, it isn’t a passing fad. There just might be something to it!

Original acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas $ as marked
Giclée prints on gallery wrapped canvas (enhanced with acrylic)
28x38”= $435, 16x20"= $195

Original acrylic on canvas paintings are made with the best artist grade, light fast pigments available and can be hung in brightly lit areas. The painting extends over to finish the edges so framing is optional. My 30 x 40" originals weigh a mere 2 1/2lb (less than a cup of coffee) so hanging is simple and easy using conventional picture hooks. Because part of the image is on the edge, the face dimensions are reduced. 30x40” = 28x38” and 18x22” = 16x20”

Acrylic giclée prints on canvas look very similar to original paintings and are the best type of reproductions available today. I finish each print with artist-grade acrylic and a special mirrored edge treatment that simulates the painted edge of the original. They are ready to hang as is.

Purchase guarantee: If you are not completely happy with your purchase, I will refund 100% of your sale. 

A colorful painting of koi fish to bring good Feng Shui. A painting by Barry Tate

Good Luck Pond 10 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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Koi are an important element in the art of Feng Shui. As with most of my koi paintings, 8's play a prominent roll in the design and is known to attract good luck. There are eight koi fish circulating around a couple of lily pads which also form number 8's in their design. A 9th black koi hidden near the bottom right is also thought to be very lucky as they absorb any bad luck! This koi is also swimming out of the painting, taking the bad luck away! The 3 gold elements formed by the 2 yellow / gold koi and the golden lily are feng shui elements which attract wealth and prosperity.
There are 8 colorful koi plus a hidden black one to bring good feng shui in the painting by Barry Tate

Good Luck Pond 9 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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Good Luck Pond 9 is bright and colorful with good Feng Shui. Double 8's are formed with the lily pads and the 8 visible koi are loosely forming an 8 that extends off the painting. 8 shapes abound in the abstract patterns in the water and smooth rocks. A hidden black koi is there to absorb any bad luck. Like a bouquet of flowers, all of my koi paintings work very well in any home or office decor.
Spirit house with 9 koi fish (including a black one), for good feng shui

Spirit House And Koi
11 x 15” watercolor, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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One of the principles of good feng shui is to avoid sharp jagged lines and points.This koi giclee print has great feng shui with its rounded lines of the spirit house and park bench, the arched bridge and in the rounded trees and plants.
Colorful koi fish in a water garden. An interpretive style feng shui painting by Barry Tate

Water Garden And Koi
11 x 15” watercolor, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Koi were originally perfected in Japan and quickly found their way into amazing and beautiful water gardens. Smooth shapes and curves are a fundamental element to the gardens that quite naturally makes one feel relaxed and calm.
Good Luck Pond 8 has 8 colorful koi fish, swimming in a figure 8 for good feng shui

Good Luck Pond 8
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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There are more gold hues in this painting than most of my other koi paintings. This is thought to attract wealth and abundance in Feng Shui.Still with it's broad range of colors from earth tone greens to electric reds and orange, it will work with anyones existing (and future) room decor.
A painting of koi fish swimming around a maple leaf to promote good feng shui

Good Luck Pond 7
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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There are more gold hues in this painting than most of my other koi paintings. This is thought to attract wealth and abundance in Feng Shui.Still with it's broad range of colors from earth tone greens to electric reds and orange, it will work with anyones existing (and future) room decor.
Enchanted waters is a colorful painting of koi fish in a moss covered pond and is designed to promote good feng shui

Enchanted Waters
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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One of my most popular koi paintings, Enchanted Waters has all the elements of lucky 8's in the koi and pond features with a hidden 9th black koi to absorb any bad luck. The painting is naturally framed with the mossy edges of the pond and looks stunning on a wall. Sunlight streams in from above which makes this painting look like it is lit up!
A painting of koi in a lily pond featuring 8 fish for good feng shui

Koi And Lilies
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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This is a well balanced, easy flowing piece with soft gental curves. I choose a less intense color scheme for this painting to create a sense of peace and movement. Still with its broad range of colors from earth tone greens to electric reds and orange, it will work with anyones existing (and future) room decor.
Good Luck Pond 5 is a colorful koi painting by Barry Tate and is made to encourage good feng shui

Good Luck Pond 5
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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This koi painting has the feng shui elements of 8 and 9 with a strong and deep azule blue background. This contrasts very well with the gold, white and red koi making the painting seem three dimentional.
This is an acrylic painting of koi fish which will bring good feng shui.

Good Luck Pond 3
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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Rich dark red and gold koi are said to attract prosparity as well as good luck!
Niigata Japan featuring a wonderfully large koi pond.

Niigata
11 x 15” watercolor, $ sold 
(prints not available)

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Koi started in Niigata Japan 150 years ago. Today koi can be found in water gardens in most parts of the world.
Good Luck Pond is a watercolor of koi fish designed to bring good luck

Good Luck Pond
11 x 15” watercolor, $ sold 
(prints not available)

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This watercolor is the "original" of the Good Luck Pond" series. It started the process of incorporating the principals of Feng Shui into my art and koi paintings. Unfortunately this painting is not available as a reproduction.
This is a painting of Curious Dolphins, a small gift shop in LaManzanilla Mexico

Fish Painting 
22 x 30” watercolor, $ sold 
(15 x 22 lithographs available)

An underwater acrylic painting of Moon Snails, by Barry Tate

Koi And Maples
11 x 15” watercolor, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Portage Inlet on the Gorge Waterway, Victoria BC

Ocean Emmys
20 x 30” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

A painting of colorful peppers from a market in Montreal Canada

Pond And Lilies
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)