MotW 16-27: Glass Mandala

I decided to document my progress while painting this week’s Mandala of the Week #27: Glass. Feel free to download and color for yourself. I would love to see what you did.

I used watercolor crayons/pencils and gel pens. Select any image to see larger view.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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Shall We Dance?

And now for something completely different.

I recently accepted an invitation to participate in the June 2016 Majestic Theater Gallery Exhibition show entitled: Rhythm & Movement. While being part of the show was normal…what I created was far from the norm. It’s the first piece of art I’ve created in many years without a mandala or mandala theme.

Every time I thought about this show and what I’d paint, I kept seeing the same image: red satin pointe shoes with the red ribbons twisting and turning in the air. Trusting my inner vision, I followed through.

Here is my progress through my 8×20 watercolor painting entitled: “Shall We Dance?

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I’m very excited about how this turned out and look forward to other opportunities to stretch my creativity.

And here’s a interesting piece of news. When I delivered this piece, I noticed other pieces already up on the wall. One of them was a beautiful mandala painted on a large piece of black linen.

The exhibit is up through the end of June and can be viewed Wednesday – Friday, noon-5 pm and during performances.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

 

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2016-11 Blue Mandala

This year I revised how I manage my Mandala of the Week blog site. I now tie it into my Mandala of the Day blog site, where every Sunday I post a “mandala to color” related to that week’s MotD theme. For week 11, I declared it to be “blue” and created my version of the planet Neptune’s astrological glyph.

Here’s my painting progression of that mandala (watercolors and paint pen):

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The Mandala of the Week is free to download. You can view the related blog post from this mandala on my MotD site.

Join in the fun! Color it for yourself!

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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August 2015 Mandala of the Month: Bravery

August 2015 Mandala of the Month: Beginning to End

August 2015 Mandala of the Month: Beginning to End

Over four days, I spent some quality time coloring my August 2015 Mandala of the Month using copic markers, TEKwriter gel pens (recently bought the 100 pen set at Costco), and a white gelly roll gel pen.

For days 1 & 2 I used the copic markers for all the background colors and shading. For days 3 & 4 I used the gel pens to add all the patterns and highlights.

As a reference for the pattern ideas, I used a wonderful used book I found entitled “The Grammar of Ornament”, a collection of over 2,300 classic patterns. In particular I focused on the tribal patterns.

Check out the slideshow of my progress…

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The Mandala of the Month is free to download.

Join in the fun! Color it for yourself!

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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Art with a Musical Heart

“Art with a Musical Heart” collaborative “quilt” was created and sponsored by Jennifer Lommers of Studio262. It’s a fundraising event for the Music programs of Corvallis High School and Crescent Valley High School through the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation.

Adopted by 20 local artists (myself included) and painted in their own individual styles, these 24 cradled birch board blocks come together to form one design with each individual block being sold via silent auction on March 19-20 at Studio262.

I painted block #17. Here’s the slideshow of my progress.

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Here’s the “quilt” thus far.

Art with a Musical Heart

Here’s the “before” image:

Art with a Musical Heart: before

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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March 2014: Day 8

Today I completed the March 2014 Mandala of the Month. Yay! I added finishing touches to the blue, pink, orange and green sections, and completed the light bulb area. I used gel pens, markers and watercolor crayons.

March 2014 MotM: Consciousness - Completed

March 2014 MotM

Here’s the slideshow of my progress for today as I put on the finishing touches.

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If you would like to color this mandala, you can download it on my Mandala of the Month blog. You can ponder it’s message of “Consciousness” as you color.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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March 2014 MotM: Days 6-7

I’m continuing to paint the March 2014 Mandala of the Month, Consciousness. This post displays my progress on day 6 (12/18/2014) and day 7 (1/5/2015).

March 2014 MotM as of 1/5/15

March 2014 MotM as of 1/5/15

 

For day 6, I mostly used watercolor pencils (Derwent Inktense). For day 7, I used with w/c pencils along with adding details with markers (Letraset Pro Markers, Tombows) and gel pens (Sakura Gelly Roll, Yasutomo Gel Xtreme, Pentel Slicci).

Here’s the slideshow of my day 6 & 7 progress:

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If you would like to color this mandala, you can download it on my Mandala of the Month blog. You can ponder it’s message of “Consciousness” as you color.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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