MotW 17-05: Earrings Mandala

Here’s my progress through painting Mandala of the Week 2017 #5:  Earrings Mandala

I knew in advance that I wanted to be somewhat true to the amazonite chips color as seen on the pair of earrings that inspired this mandala design. The rest of it (the background and “petals”) I figured out as I went along. As it turns out I ended up using new-to-me colors that wanted to come out to play. How could I turn them down?

I love the color mix and balance of warmth (maroon and indian yellow) and coolness (turquoise). For this painting, I used a mix of Golden Matte Medium with M. Graham and Golden acrylics on canson’s mixed media paper; plus a couple of gel pens (white, yellow, salmon) for highlights and dots.

MotW 17-05: 8 - Salmon color gel pen for background dots

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Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady


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