Monday, February 18, 2008

Work in Progress - Small Mandala


I’ve been waiting to post until I’ve had something Momentous to say – something of Significance that has enough Weight to be broadcast to the whole world. After all, if I’m going to blog about something, it has to be Serious and Worthy.

Yeah right. You can see how well that worked out.

So, until something like that comes along, I’ll post smaller things. I have 3 new works in progress. I’m not sure what they’ll end up looking like or even what the next steps are, but I’m pretty sure that none is more than 50% complete.

One of these new paintings is a little mandala, 7x5 inches, canvas on panel, in acrylics.

The circle is gold paint. To keep that crisp edge around it, I masked it off with blue painter’s tape: the kind of stuff you’d use around a window if you were painting the living room. I wanted to be able to paint freely in the mandala without ruining the crisp circular edge. (I removed the tape for this photo.)

This one is probably the most complete: I’d estimate 40-50% done.

Keep an eye out for progress on this one. And watch for postings of the other 2 works items. If you don’t see any progress, bug me.

Also, I’m formulating an idea for a greeting card project. I’m mulling over different ideas, trying to come up with a workable project. Once I know the details, you will know. I’m guessing it will start in March.

To learn more about mandals, visit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala or http://www.mandalaproject.org/What/Index.html . I’m interested in how Carl Jung used mandalas, but can’t find much info.

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