Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mandala Art

This is my first shot at a Mandala. 

Willowing is generously offering a free Mandala Art class.
I haven't been able to get over there to watch all of the videos, and learn the "real" technique, but
I wanted to try a quick doodle anyway, so I did this using my watercolor pencils. 

This was so fun and relaxing, that I will definitely get back there for more practice and tips!














Thanks for dropping by!

I am linking up my Mandala Art to
Paint Party Friday
Do head over and check out some of the other artists entries.
There is so much inspiration over there!

See you soon,
Becca


48 comments:

Rosie Kaplan said...

Is lovley. and Ilike the close ups too.

Hybrid J said...

Such vibrant yet gentle energy from your mandala. Thank you! :)

Steph said...

I love the vibrant colors on this mandala...happy PPF!!!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love all the closeups so we can see those details... I haven't gotten over to the class either but am looking forward to making some time for it very soon... happy ppf xx

justine said...

I agree, the colours are amazing, they pop out at you.

FLO said...

Hello Becca, Il love your mandala with relief.
I will go on Willowing to look at this. Your blog is wonderfull!!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Very nice.. perfect choice of colors!

Catherine said...

Loving the colors here today Becca ~ beautiful!
xo Catherine

Diane said...

You're a natural Becca! Love how you put the color in it---great energy.

Hannah Sommerville said...

Wow, beautiful. O love your colour choices.

Netty said...

Beautiful Mandella, loving the vibrant colours. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Jennibellie said...

Beautiful work, incredible colour combination, stunning thanks for sharing :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Becca, hope you have a happy holiday weekend. Your artwork is always beautiful. Best wishes, Tammy

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful! I should really take a time to watch that workshop being sign up for it and all. :)

WrightStuff said...

I keep meaning to try these. I can imagine it really is very relaxing.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful bright colors and intriguing shapes. :)

EVA said...

Beautiful colours and design! Great mandala.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

yes, definitely wonderful colors and design ~ Awesome! ~

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

My kind of colors, oh so bright and vivid. More, more, pleaee. xox Corrine

Zondra Art said...

Amazing work and beautiful colors!!!

Have a great weekend:)

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is so colorful, and beautiful. And your very style just shines through. What a interesting project that must have been to work on.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

carlarey said...

Beautiful, love all the colors you used, and the close up shots to show the texture.

Clare said...

those colours just jump out and wrapped their arms around you and give you a huge hug - wonderful

Yvonne said...

That is just gorgeous! The colors are bold.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Lovely design, nice colouring.

laurie said...

beautiful, it goes perfect with the back ground music, (chimes, or bells, gongs ?) its lovely,

ain't for city gals said...

I love a Mandala and its meaning. When we started building our new house we were able to name our road ...I named it Mandala Lane as I felt we have gone full circle in life.

Judy S. said...

Great colors, Becca! I just noticed the tulips on your header. Have you ever been to Mount Vernon, WA? If not, you will love the tulip fields there when in bloom!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is so beautiful!!!! the colours are gorgeous!!!!

Simone said...

The colours and designs in this are beautiful. You are so creative!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh, I just love all those yummy bright colors. It looks so bold! Looking forward to some Mandela's after you get a chance to watch the videos. Wow! :)

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful colors!

linda said...

Lovely mandala, the colour really zings. I still have not yet got beyond the first week.

Linda R. said...

Very nice my friend.. Looks like You have been having some fun with your watercolors..

Hugs, Linda

Janelle said...

I like your mandala. I like the colors and the doodles. I started another one that I am painting now. I am really enjoying this class.

Lisa Graham Art said...

That DOES look like it's relaxing to draw...your details and color pop!

Thank you for checking out my son's video on facebook Becca. It was a big week, and since you play piano as well I know that you know how excited we were. : )

♥ Lisa

lilylovekin said...

You are always trying new things and are so good at everything you try!!! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Lorraine said...

this is great reminds me of north american indian art with those eyes

Mandy said...

oh i love this so much...the colours ate amazing...i may head on over and check it out myself...xxx

Gloria said...

Love it. Great job. I tried going to Willowing's blog but you have to sign in and give more info than I want to so for now I'll check out other mandalas and see how they are done. Your's is right on!!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the bright colours.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Such rich and invigorating colors! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Such rich and invigorating colors! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kim said...

hi Becca
I have added your blog to TAD :)
A link back would be appreciated :)
cheers
Kim

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great repetition and variety!
Love the patterns of color!

All the best,
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracy said...

Vibrant and juicy...LOVE the color and pattern play, Becca! This is a lovely mandala. I love creating mandalas, there is definitely something very serene and calming when making one. Thanks for the tip about the free class--much check out that link. Had a lot studio time at the holiday weekend--bliss! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Daniele Valois said...

really lovely. I love the close ups you took too! The texture of the paper! So pretty!

Kim Henkel said...

Hi Becca, The mandala is lovely, and I can see how it would be so enjoyable to draw - very peaceful.
You left me a comment, asking what type of printer I have. Well, I actually have an inexpensive scanner/printer (Brother MFC 885CW) that I wouldn't recommend. I have to spend quite a bit of time manipulating colours before printing, and even then I often add more colour (pencil or paint on top of the print). I am hoping one day to afford a better printer.