Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The first day started with having a lot of last minute things to take care of. My husband was so very helpful and I couldn't have done as good a job without him. He made my display and also picked up various important items for me, like my prints and the containers for them. We were in a bit of a panic mode those last two days before the art walk, but thankfully, everything came together in time.
My husband was with me at the art walk for the majority of the time. This is very helpful if you need bathroom breaks, for instance!! :) We were very close to a coffee shop, as well...and my husband really liked that! This picture shows my first set up, and I say first because it changed each day.
During the first day we met so many interesting people. Some from as far away as Africa! I find that a lot of people who are from other countries are much more open to my type of art. Most of them know what a Chakra is, and that's very nice for me! I did have explanations written down for people who where not familiar with it.
I must admit, I do enjoy having a compliment or two about my paintings. It was very satisfying, especially since, as an artist, you don't get a lot of feedback when you are painting by yourself in your studio! I had some very lovely people say some very nice things to me and it made my day!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This mandala is 8 x 8 and is painted with acrylics on canvas.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I love to draw and paint shapes. I like to see if I can make up shapes and combine shapes to make up something I haven't seen before. I just liked the unusual look of this mandala...and I loved painting it. And that's what it's all about, right?
Much of my information about Mandalas came from the book "Mandala Workbook - For Inner Self-Discovery" by Anneke Huyser.
This mandala is a larger size at 12 x 12 inches.
This mandala was also done with my youngest daughter in mind. After she moved out, I thought about creatures that fly. I love the Monarch butterfly especially for it's vibrant red-orange colour and black and white background and spots. I was going to add more to this, but thought better of it. I think it says exactly what I want it to say.
This is an acrylic painting on canvas. Size is also 8 x 8.
It is also painted with acrylic on an 8 x 8 canvas and has broken seashells added to it for texture.
This mandala is also 8 x 8 and is painted with acrylics on canvas.