The first few pics are just the laying down of the purples, red-violet and blues...I already had an idea of where and how I wanted to do the mandala design so I tried using the inks with that in mind - something I also never normally do when creating a background.
Riiiiiight around this stage I already wanted to start over ;) Didn't like it at all!
Wasn't too crazy about this stage either! :D lol But I continued on with it....
Then things started to take shape and I actually started to like it...below, the mandala design was almost complete. I had already started painting some areas with silver and white - couldn't resist ;)
Below: the design finished, just adding copper and gold paint and thickening some of the black lines...
And viola! The finished piece...I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the stages of this painting, it was definitely a memorable experience for me :)
Mixed Media on Canvas