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.
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?