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Little owl
« on: March 31, 2011 02:23:02 AM »

I`d like some thoughts about how to finish this painting:


http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2214/12483935/23628329/396006294.jpg
I was thinking about making the complete surroundings of the mandala you see here (its a bit bigger now) a prussian blue with stars in it. The smallest flower in the center also contains stars. Its not easy to see because I did not give them their shine yet, the paint there has to drie first (oils)
In a symbolic way it would be about letting your outside be as your inside. Being as you really are.
I firmly believe that people that are the same on the outside as their true inside, are flowering and beautiful. I think every person has great talents inside, and great idea`s and thoughts, but often people are scared to show it. It seems to be though, that when people do show it, with faith in themselves, most other people simply love it since it is so genuine and real.

Anyway Smiley
To make a long story short, I am not sure if finishing the outside with stars, is interesting enough. I am afraid that it might make the painting dull and too.. flat/without motion.. lol maybe not genuine enough.

I also had thoughts about creating a lot of movement in the outer part, by painting less strict and more energetic strokes and such.

I hope it makes sense Smiley
Your thoughts about it are welcome!

Edit: Prussian blue is the blue that you already see a lot on the painting. The dark 'night sky' color.
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catango
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011 05:36:10 AM »

Love it, and love the symbolism!  Smiley  What a great thought to wake up to.

Maybe several smaller mandalas, in a kaleidoscopic way?  It could represent the idea that one person's goodness can be inspired by another's, and that the individual is really part of a larger society?
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Little owl
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011 02:59:33 PM »

That is a very good and beautiful idea ^_^ (also complicated!  Grin) I will really consider this. Thanks for your feedback!!
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newmoon88
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011 02:56:03 AM »

Great idea , i like it
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ethertree
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011 07:05:55 PM »

I really like catango's idea! I would lean towards arranging the background mandalas asymmetrically, in different sizes and colors, and layered - it would symbolize the unpredictability, uniqueness and variety of souls in the universe. (It WOULD be a lot more work though!)

Love the glowing, smooth quality of it so far! Also, Prussian Blue is THE BEST BLUE EVER
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