260 – Miniature Mandala

A section of the Large Magellanic Cloud by Lorraine Loots
At Table Mountain by Lorraine Loots

South African artist, Lorraine Loots, creates these amazing miniature works of art which she affectionately calls “Paintings for Ants“. She’s been creating these minuscule paintings every day since January 1, 2013. Her art covers the whole gamut of subjects: musical instruments, animals, landscapes, statues, space, plants, people and everything in between.

From a Mashable.com post about her and her art, it states this about today’s painting:

“A section of the Large Magellanic Cloud – located next to the constellation Mensa (which was named after Table Mountain). The cloud is associated with the puff of smoke from Van Hunks’s pipe, or the way the clouds roll over the mountain on a windy day. 27 x 27 mm. (at Table Mountain)”

I love her whimsical idea of creating serious paintings for ants. Even with a painting this tiny she manages to create amazing detail and depth. I feel like I could travel right into this painting and be totally present in it.

btw…You can follow her daily creations for her “Potluck 100” series on her tumble page: paintingsforants.tumblr.com

For me, creating something that tiny would be challenging and therefore I must add it to my new-styles-to-try-out list.

Happy Coloring!

If you would like your mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read how on the Participate page. It’s easy!  Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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