Monday, May 28, 2012
Mandala Collage and Zentangle
This 12 x 12" canvas was painted with another project in mind. But, the idea of a mandala seemed stronger, so that is the direction of this piece. The paint is actually blue, but with a red undercoat and at least two layers of blue, it appears black. With a compass that held a colored pencil I drew the outline. Fabric and laundry color sheets were the choices for the the inner pieces. Then I went to paint the purple and the blue base "ate it up"! The color was so absorbed that I gave up that idea. So, the purple is hand dyed fabric that I glued. The acrylic yellow was the wrong shade and boring, so I found in my stash, a shiny yellow that reflected the purple. Well, the original outside shape was half circles. It just didn't work. So, after several tries, I send up with the pointed shape that was cut from fabric. Back to the center where I had some yellow. That was then covered with tiny gold almost sand like beads. A few dots of yellow puff paint and a crystal in the center. I THINK that I'm done. My goodness, I'm sure wordy about this piece. She is so talented and inspires me to do better as I play with my art. There is a peace that surrounds you as you enter that state of being absorbed in your art. May you all experience that contentment.