Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Holiday Commission...

I had a few little commissions for the holiday season that I couldn't share with you until now...I thought I'd post some process pics of the paintings that kept me busy over the last couple of months!
The pics below are from one of my favourite mandalas...for the first time I experimented with continuing the mandala design around the sides of the canvas...kinda tricky but I love how it turned out! :) :)

Above - the first two layers of ink still wet, allowing the ink to run off over the sides then wiping around them with a dry cloth

Below - a layer of reds and sepia over dried masking fluid

 Below - masking fluid removed (I always love that part!) Ready to start the mandala design :)

The beginning of the mandala process

At about the half way point and loving the sides! :)

And voila, the finished piece! 

Mixed Media on Canvas

I hope you like this mandala as much as I do! This was a great learning experience for me and I will definitely continue to use the sides in future paintings - so much more dynamic and interesting :)

Have a great night and Happy Creating as always! :)

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