2017-054: Hoops Mandala in Color

Hoops Mandala in Color by me (Maureen Frank)
Hoops Mandala in Color by me (Maureen Frank)

This week’s theme: Hoops

I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: Hoops (from Sunday’s MotD post). I was so looking forward to painting this week’s mandala and it didn’t disappoint. I knew I wanted to put the focus on the “negative” space (spaces inside and around the hoops).

I started with the center ‘petals’ and saw them as a deep red. From there, it would just popped into my head as to which color to use next. I worked from the inside out with the background and then painted the hoops and the center. Topping it off with gel pen highlights.

I used M. Graham and Golden acrylics paint on Canson’s mixed media paper, enhancing it with a variety of gel pens

In the next day or two, I’ll be posting images of my progress through this painting on my ArtProgressions.com blog site.

Inspiration for Today

“You can’t live your life to suit other people. The harder you try, the more restrictions they’ll put on you just for the fun of seeing you jump through their hoops.”
     ~ Judith McNaught

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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