Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Bird of Paradise flower has bright red stamen that make for beautiful arching bits of color. Again a flower design is in the Celtic cross shape. I found a link that gave a very good description of Celtic crosses thought I would share, http://www.celticbydesign.com/index.cfm/feature/29_153/celtic-crosses.cfm .
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Another Cross different texture - still plant material. Totally different from the Mandala posted on July 1st, but from the same flower picture (which I posted on July 9th). I love to experiment with a versital picture.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A different kind of red and green. These are the feathers of a tropical bird we saw in San Diego. The texture is different from plant material in the earlier cross shapes and the circle has a different color feather as contrast.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
More on the circle, square cross shape. Again the circle, square and cross are powerful shapes. The picture above was a leaf that had turned red amongst all the green ones. It's a little early for fall which is when leaves normaly turn, but this was taken a couple weeks ago. The red and green are pastel not the bright Christmas colors, it just felt pleasing to my eye.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
4th of July came and went without fireworks in a lot of places in Colorado because of the high fire danger. Fortunately we now have had rain for several days in a row! 3 cheers!! It is amazing how things can green up with a little rain. This is the original picture the last mandala was made from. It is a firework explosion in a seed head, lined with water droplets.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The pastel colors of this mandala appealed to me, maybe because they are cool colors and it has been so hot, so far this summer! A fuzzy seed head was what originally drew me to take the picture, you can see bits of it in the second circle from the middle. Have a cool, safe 4th of July!