Dot Mandala Painting

It has been way too long since I posted a project, but life has been majorly crazy the last few months.  As mentioned last year, I’ve been planning a move to Colorado for a while now.  We’d planned to put our house on the market the first of March.  In January, we staged our house in preparation, which meant most of my craft supplies had to be put in storage.  In early February, a passerby saw our coming soon sign and asked for an early showing.  And he bought it!  We were under contract a full month before our planned market date, and we closed on March 30th.

Unfortunately, I’ve technically been homeless for the last month.  I’m currently holed up in my in-laws’ vacant condo, and all of my supplies remain in storage.  But there is light at the end of the tunnel!  I’m traveling out to Colorado this week to find a new home, and the current plan is to be settling in somewhere mid-June.  One of my main criteria for my new house is ample and well laid out space for all my creative adventures.  I can’t wait to be filming again!

In the meantime, I’m down to two older videos.  I thought today I’d share my second dot mandala painting.  I filmed this back in September, and I love how this one turned out!  And in fact, I sold it within just a couple of days!  I sold my first painting!  One day, I’ll film a video on how I finish paintings with varnish, dustcover and hanging wire.

I used a similar color scheme as my last mandala painting, and I used the same tools.  This was painted on an 11″x14″ canvas prepped with a coat of black acrylic.  All of my supplies and paint colors are listed below the video.

28-piece punch transfer set – The flat base of these punches are perfect for creating larger, uniform dots
Clay and modeling ball tools – These ball tools are perfect for the “walking-the-dots” technique
White charcoal pencil – To draw guidelines that can be easily erased with a q-tip and water
Geometry compass
Canvas or canvas board
Acrylic paint
Pouring medium or water – To thin paint

Colors Used:
Artist’s Loft Flow Acrylic White
DecoArt Americana Sea Breeze
DecoArt Americana Teal Mint
DecoArt Americana Peacock Teal
DecoArt Americana Coral Blush
DecoArt Americana Sunny Day
DecoArt Americana Cadmium Yellow
ArtMinds Metallic Copper

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