9×12” watercolor, acrylic ink, gouache, watercolor pencils, white/black ink.
I’ve wanted to do a series of mandalas for awhile now, but wasn’t sure where to begin. But a couple weeks ago I did a quick, loose, forestry scene in which I granulated acrylic inks, and thought it’d be a good starting place for the mandalas… a sphere of earthy textures, surrounding spheres in phases of formation of earth, life, space. So this is the first.
It’s more colorful than I’d planned, but I’m happy with the start and it has pointed me in a direction I want to explore further.