2017-061: Instagram Mandala in Color

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

This week’s theme: Instagram

I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: Instagram (from Sunday’s MotD post). As I stated in Sunday’s MotW post, I incorporated design elements from the art of all five artisans I’m showcasing this week on the Mandala of the Day site.  Their art inspired me to be creative in making these five elements work in one collaborative design. I hope you get a chance to check out their art.

As for painting it, I approached it the same way I do most of my MotW paintings: start with the section that grabs my attention first and use the first color that catches my eye. In this case, I started with the marigold color for the space around the blue “tulips”. I continued this approach throughout the piece.

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

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

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” ~ Amy Poehler

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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