This week’s theme: Tables
I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: Tables (from Sunday’s MotD post). In the MotW post, I wrote about the human trinity (body, mind, spirit) and how it serves us to maintain balance with all three.
So in painting “Tables” I used orange, green and purple as my three colors. After I finished, I realized that I had used the secondary colors. What’s cool about these colors is that it takes the combination of two colors to make them: red/yellow = orange, yellow/blue = green, red/blue = purple. As for the background, it just felt like it needed to be blue skies with some puffy white clouds.
I used Holbein, Golden, and M. Graham acrylic paints with Golden Matte Medium and a black ink pen to re-outline the design.
Soon I’ll be posting images of my progress through this painting on my ArtProgressions.com blog site.
Inspiration for Today
“Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was made personal, merely personal feeling. This is what is the matter with us: we are bleeding at the roots because we are cut off from the earth and sun and stars. Love has become a grinning mockery because, poor blossom, we plucked it from its stem on the Tree of Life and expected it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table.”
~ D. H. Lawrence