I’m continuing to work in the mid-bottom section of the painting.
Today, I continued with the larger arc that was created with the light gold, light blue and blue sections by adding the gold section. To get the deep rich gold color, I use prismacolor canary yellow and black cherry color pencils. In some of the larger sets of prismacolor pencils, a “gold” pencil is usually included. The problem with that color is that it’s more a metallic brown, it lacks the warmth of what I know gold to have. Years ago I was playing with yellow and brown as a way to make gold. It was playing with complimentary colors that I found gold: yellow and purple make a beautiful gold. For a lighter gold, use lemon yellow. You can also get different shade of gold by mixing canary yellow with black grape, which has more blue in it.
My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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