Color Wheel Mandala Part 2 - Flower Petal Mandala

Color Wheel Mandala Part 2 - Flower Petal Mandala - student project

As a civil engineer, I am looking for straight lines and order in most aspects of my life, but as we all know watercolors are very unpredictable. I can watch flowing paint on wet paper for hours and all those colors that I can't even imagine... :D And here I am, trying to break through straight lines and give my creative part to breathe.

I still have difficulties to recognize warm and cool colors, my mixing isn't perfect neither my washes, but I cracked all the patterns that you've showed in the classes right away (hello to my descriptive geometry professor :)) 

I can bring my two parts together with these mandalas :) Painting these mandalas brings peace to me :)) You and your classes brought peace to me :) Thank you

  • Paint: Nevskaya Palitra White Nights
  • Paper: Khadi (100% cotton, 300gsm)
  • Brush: Pinax Poseidon (squirrel mix)

Here are 3 mandalas that I've painted:

#1 I used neutralized colors (Yellow Ocher, Carmine, Azure Blue). I do like how it came out :) 

Color Wheel Mandala Part 2 - Flower Petal Mandala - image 1 - student project

 

#2 (on the left) I used Cadmium Yellow, Madder Lake Light Red, Bright Blue from White Nights and #3 (on the right) I used... Well... My little niece came when I was finishing the second one. She was amazed and really wanted to try it, so she brought her watercolor set from Koh-I-Noor (we all remember those legendary erasers with an elephant lol). I noticed that the colors were so bright that I ask to try them :D 

Color Wheel Mandala Part 2 - Flower Petal Mandala - image 2 - student project

PS: here's a picture of my little niece, she didn't want to follow the order and mix the colors, but she did a good job for a 4 years old kid :)) She wanted to try it with only 3 colors next time  

Color Wheel Mandala Part 2 - Flower Petal Mandala - image 3 - student project