Worked on finishing three mandalas that had been painted previously and had yet to be “framed”. I put framed in quotes because I’m technically adhering the paintings to a wood surface so they are being framed from behind rather than the tradition framing with mattes, glass, and wood or metal frames.
My progress today:
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Since the wood panels for the “Yellow and Purple” Mandala and the “Cosmic Spirals” Mandala were prepped on a previous day, I started on prepping the panel for “Primrose” Mandala 2 using Golden’s vibrant permanent violet dark (image 2).
I had some paint left over on my palette and rather than try to put it back into its tube I decided to prep the side of another gesso’d wood panel (image 3) and an 8×8 canvas (image 4). I’ll use them at a later date for something fun I’m sure.
Once I trimmed “Yellow and Purple” and “Cosmic Spirals” with gold paint (image 5), I glued them onto their respective wood panels. Image #6 demonstrates the mundane creativity required to add weight so the glue will set strongly to the mandalas and the wood panels. 🙂
About the Mandalas of the Day: