Sunday, April 10, 2011
When creating art, I love how I never really know how a certain piece is destined to evolve. I started this one early last November when I first completed the background watercolor wash. No idea why I laid down the colors the way I did, it was simply my way of honoring the first part of this process. The piece then sat untouched until this past Friday, when I knew later that night would be somewhat of my re-entry into the world after my usual period of winter hibernation. "Friday's Mandala" was completed roughly within a two-hour time period on 4/8/11 from 2-4:15pm.
You can purchase this one of a kind piece of transformative art from my Etsy Shop: Fee Bean Art
I first used a series of permanent markers to draw the mandalas - each with a color that somewhat corresponded to the one behind it. Next came several layers of acrylic paint. As I wanted the effect to be a somewhat of a see-through white, I used a few light washes of Golden's Zinc White. Black gesso came next, then finally, the white gel pen. This was a fun piece to create and I hope you will consider enjoying it in your home.
Applying the Zinc White
Starting to draw the mandalas.
A watercolor wash started it out.