Colored Pencil and Mandalas

There is a lot on mandalas on the internet,
about peace, meditation, healing.
I am not sure how much to believe, but I do know that
I can lose myself in creating the repeating patterns.

My interests are so off the wall. One week I want to do ballpoint pen art.
Another, colored pencil.
My acrylics gather dust, and then suddenly I will use them.
This painting is not finished.
It needs something, but I don't know what.
This picture doesn't do it justice--the colors glow off the page.
It just feels good to be putting color to the page again.


A blue bottle...started in orange

I've been studying lots of color theory lately.
The thing with colored pencils is, is that they are semi-transparent.
Like watercolors, you can layer colors and they all effect each other.
Something I've read a lot about for colored pencil paintings
is that by doing an underpainting in the complementary color(s)
first, it adds more depth to the final piece.
So...that is what I am trying to do!
Can you guess what color I aim for this bottle to be when I'm finished?