September – October 2012 Mantangles Silk Painting Challenge

Here we go – it’s the third mantangle silk painting challenge and I already have the feeling that we’ve been doing this for quite a long time.

So first of all, to answer those of you who are unfamiliar with what this challenge is all about, I’d like to invite you to follow this link where you’ll get all the background information: Inspiration for the Mantangle Silk Painting Challenge.

Each time we have a different theme and for the upcoming two months I decided that we’d do the following. We’re going to create a geometric painting so you’ll need to get your compasses out and ruler out and do some basic geometry.

The title is: Circle, Square and Triangle.

Detail of base chakra painting by Fiona Stolze

Each of these geometric shapes has to appear once in the mantangle. They can be embedded within each other, placed side by side within the mandala – in fact they can be presented in any combination you choose.

Feel free to use any form of resist you like – clear, metallics, resistad with colours, wax, sugar…whatever takes your fancy. Be creative.

You have to paint your design on silk and embed it in a circle so that it can be recognised as a mandala.

Interested in taking part this time? Well, all you have to do is add your name in the comments box below by September 5th when we will officially be starting the challenge together.

When you have declared you are in, I will add you to our Facebook private workgroup where you can share your process step by step. You’ll then have until October 5th to complete your mantangle.

You can see what the participating artists submitted in this article: July – August Mantangle Silk Painting Gallery

If you have any questions about this, please add them in the box below and I’ll be glad to help. See you in the workgroup.

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21 Responses to September – October 2012 Mantangles Silk Painting Challenge

  1. […] Well this time round the set challenge was to include a circle, a triangle and a square. Any form of resist could be used as well as any type of dye or paint on the silk. Here’s the brief itself: The Third Mantangle Challenge […]

  2. I am in again and this should get me off the block so to speak an back in the studio.

  3. Mary Ann Holley says:

    I’ll give it a go. So only 1 of each circle, triangle, and square with other components of our choice to add cohesiveness. Can it be drawn on paper first or are we doing this straight on the silk like the zentangles?

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Great. Yes, a circle, square and triangle all tied up with monkeys’ tails so to speak. Just do it really leisurely. This doesn’t have to be perfection, it can all be free hand. Whatever you feel moved to do. This is about allowing the process to take over so do your usual lovely thing. 🙂

  4. Can I get out? LOL! No no, I am in, Fiona 🙂

  5. I would love to take part

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Wonderful Mariel. You’re in. Connect with me on Facebook and I can add you to the workgroup.

  6. Ron Gutman says:

    Fiona…Can the circle, square and triangle shapes be repeated more than one time in the Mantangle?

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Hi Ron – this is to be an embedding of a circle, triangle and square, one of each. Plus of course the usual pattern holding them all together. 🙂

  7. Sandy Hopper says:

    WOO HOO I would live to join you!!!!

  8. Don Baker says:

    I’m in this time too! For real this time.


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