I have created an updated gallery on my Jeanette Clawson Art blog. I hope you stop by and see what I’ve been up to.
Here is the metamorphosis of my collage.
I added some layers of paper and paint and was getting happy about it.
I’m not super happy with what happened with the Dr. Ph. Marten’s watercolors, but I’m enjoying the collage. What I have learned from my other attempts is that I need the background to be more monochromatic for the mandala to show up clearly. So I added some white with leaves as a mask.
This is something I quite enjoy so I created my mandala on tissue paper.
I played with different colors on the paper and shading on the tissue paper. I am very happy with the result. Putting them together is always tricky.
I developed some tears in the mandala and I had been thinking about adding some flowers to cover the watercolor blobs, too. So I played around with making different paper flowers. A few rejects ended up in my art journal. I was happy with how my rhododendrons turned out so I put them together. I’m not thrilled with the final product, but I’m really happy with my learning curve and I’m going to put it on Esty and FineArtAmerica. So feel free to buy it or a print of it!
Thank you Cee for your flower photography reference!
I hope you have a beautiful day.
The Diva’s challenge this week is “Circle Square String Theory” and the idea is “This week’s challenge is a string challenge where you are to use a Circle and a Square in some form for your string. ” I like to check in and see what the Diva’s challenge is from time to time and this one really grabbed my attention. She also used black gesso on her tile and I love how that looked so I did a variation of my own. At the end of this month I’m going to the Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminar in Providence, RI. I’m really excited about it and I got a kit with more Zentangle tiles to play with until I go. Check out lots of fabulous examples of Zentangled art at the Diva’s blog.
I had planned to draw mandalas on my small paintings on the trip, but I started this in the car and time got totally away from me when we were there. We had a great 80th birthday party for my mom and I got to see a lot of friends and family from Wisconsin. I hope you enjoy mandala #36.
I’m so happy to be able to update you on the status of the community mandala. All of the pieces are in! We had an art party at church today and finished all the pieces. Now I will need some time to assemble it. I will be away for the next week, but I hope to complete it soon.
The collaged gessoboard with the torus mandala drawn on it.
Our process today.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
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