2017-110: Plates Mandala in Color

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

This week’s theme:  Plates

I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: Plates (from Sunday’s MotD post). I gave this mandala a rather regal look to it with the use of alizarin crimson, yellow, white, blue, and gold. I like how it has a bit of a stained glass window look to it as well. In a more abstract view, it looks like 13 people in a circle, each wearing white robes with gold belts (and gold faces), raising their arms in joy as if ecstatic to see us.

For this painting, I used M. Graham and Golden acrylics, Golden iridescent & gold paint on Canson’s mixed media paper, enhanced it with a black micron pen.

Soon I’ll be posting images of my progress through this painting on my ArtProgressions.com blog site.

Inspiration for Today

“My mother’s a genius. She just kept feeding me art on whatever we had; paper plates, silver platter, didn’t matter. You know, she just kept feeding it to me. So we went to see all kinds of theater. We would go to the art museum pretty much every Sunday, and I would watch her. She let me know that art was supposed to touch.” ~ Jill Scott

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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