Before many of you got to know me I was busy painting a lot with acrylics as well as the silks. Because I never really shared these paintings publicly, no-one knew that I had created them.
This first one I’m showcasing here on my blog is a mandala I painted a few years ago. Really geometric, no freehand work as with my silk paintings. I meticulously drew and painted in all of the shapes in this piece.
Such a wonderful contrast to painting on silk. As you probably know, the silk dyes flow freely on the fabric and so I work with more than one brush, massaging the dyes together to create new shades and patterns.
I had the chance to be a bit wild when it came to the background of this mandala. Using a thick brush I was able to apply thick, uncontrolled strokes of paint, creating a lovely uneven texture.
And there are some embellishments added to the final look, similar to what I do with my silk art. Little golden accents which catch the eye and sparkle in the light.
This piece is called ‘Emergence of a New Form’.
I chose to work with concise geometric form, changing from the five pointed star to the square and then the 8 points around the circle, only to finally break out into a wild formless movement, much like the sun burning everything up.
This painting is now available in my online shop for sale. Here is the link for anyone interested in finding out more: Acrylic mandala painting
I’m looking forward to sharing more of my acrylics with you over the next couple of weeks. I’d love to hear what you think of this branch of my art. Do you enjoy it as much as my silk art? Thanks for sharing.