It’s that time again and here we are, ready to take on our next challenge. But first of all, huge gratitude to all those of you who took part in the first Mantangles silk painting challenge.
I’m not going to go into all the details of how this started. Suffice to say that I documented it all in some earlier posts, and so I’d love you to go and read up and see where all of this came from.
So first of all, here’s the original post I made – your first job is to read it and watch the video to see the technique: How the Mantangles Challenge Came to Be
The next link shows you the magnificent work that the 6 artists who accompanied me created. Have a look and be inspired: The First Mantangle Silk Painting Challenge is Complete
And next, you’re going to find out what we’ve got in store for our new challenge for the next two months.
What is the new challenge?
This one is going to be a bit trickier because I am setting quite strict parameters to see what you can do within them. We are only working with the primary colours, ie. magenta (fuchsia), yellow and cyan (not the traditional red, yellow and blue).
The mantangle itself is to be created using only 2 primaries. And the background is to be painted with the 3rd one. The choice is yours which ones you use where.
You can’t combine any of the primaries, so if your mantangle is painted with magenta and yellow, there can’t be any oranges of any description. Likewise if it’s cyan and yellow, there can’t be greens and limes. Get creative and see how this one unfolds.
NOTE: you will work with 3 dyes only. You may dilute them but nothing else. No mixing. No different shades of yellow. One yellow which you can use straight out of the bottle or thinned down. )
Again, the main design is circular with a coloured background. Please watch the original YouTube video to see how your design is to be created within the mandala.
How big is my piece of artwork to be?
The original suggestion was 45cm x 45cm (approx. 18″ x 18″). I did a larger one because I had a frame already made up but it obviously takes all that much longer to complete. Bear in mind that there is a lot of smaller detail in a ‘Mantangle’.
How long do I have to complete my piece?
You have nearly 5 weeks this time to create your piece. The deadline is July 31st.
What technique can I use?
Any one that you feel moved to express yourself through.
How can I take part?
By adding your name to the comments box below this thread and declaring you’re in. That makes you accountable. I will then add you to our dedicated group.
Once we all got going with our first Mantangles it was such a lot of fun. It’s amazing when you get involved in a challenge that takes you into a completely different space. This is about letting go and experimenting. It’s mandala art with a difference.
I’m so looking forward to having you all take part with us this time. If you have any questions, just ask in the box below and I’ll be sure to respond. Thanks.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: make sure you connect with me on Facebook after you sign in and I will add you to our group. Signing up for this challenge will be open until JULY 5th. Thanks.