Gratitude: Color Mixing and Mandalas

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I’m very grateful for the time, energy and acrylic paint needed to match the colors I want in my mandala I’m designing for my shower curtain. I haven’t done a lot of mixing to get specific colors with acrylic paints and it was a challenge! Brown was surprisingly difficult. I’m very happy with how things are progressing and here is a sample of the colors I’m using. I tested them out together and in layers in this page spread.

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While we were away on our trip to Cape Cod & Dia: Beacon I drew a simple mandala and colored it while watching the Olympics. Such amazing talent and variety in the human race. The athletes are so beautiful they make me want to paint pictures of people again. My first acrylic painting ever was of a diver in a long ago Olympics.

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I used my Inktense watercolor pencils to color it in and I fell in love with them all over again. I hope you find some beauty in your day today!

Thursday Doors

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This is the church in Falmouth, MA where I photographed the labyrinth that I posted in Cee’s Which Way Challenge. It had a selection of lovely doors. The smaller building is currently used as a soup kitchen. Lovely on so many levels. Apparently I’m not the only person who likes to take pictures of doors. There is a whole organized group of Thursday Doors!

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Dia: Beacon

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Dia: Beacon is an art museum on a different scale. Here is art you wander into! I really love the juxtaposition of these huge ellipses with all of the straight lines of the windows and ceiling. It would be interesting to see these at different times of day.

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These pieces are by Richard Serra.

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Louise Bourgeois: Maman

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Dan FlavinĀ  I love the interplay between the building and the piece. Lots of lines.

But my great love of this museum is Sol LeWitt. His art is frequently executed by other artists and I want to do some of them in my house. cape cod and dia 102

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This was the first work of his I had ever seen. I planned to do this in our guest room before I saw it in the museum. Now I have a few other pieces I want to do in other areas of the house.

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Instructions, I’m not sure for which piece.

The old Nabisco factory that has become the museum has beautiful forms all its own.

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I hope you can find or make some beauty in your day.

 

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