2021. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in.
I’ve been doing short photo shoots in the studio despite the heat, because with Open Studio Art Tours coming up in October I have to get going on this. For lighting reasons I shoot after dark, so the worst of the heat is over for the day. So I’ll have some newer paintings to post, including this one from my Mandala series.
When I posted about the new Mandala series before I mentioned that I felt several needed more work. Mandala II was one I had doubts about. It ended up with major modifications and I do not regret undertaking them. It’s a much better piece now.
Mandala II is dynamic, not static, which doesn’t agree with everyone’s idea of a mandala. And yet it is that acknowledgement of dynamism that gives me peace in an unstable world. It is my hope that it helps bring more peace and compassion into a world that sorely needs it.