New Art: Mandala Plus Flowers

Mandala and Flowers

Spring is finally here and with it much natural inspiration for creating new art! The colors of spring flowers and fresh blooms have a unique beauty.

I’m always searching for new ways to incorporate more color into my designs. With this piece, I didn’t want to stray from the black and white mandala design. So why not add some floral work?

As the weather has warmed up, all the little weeds and various flowers have popped up all around our home. Purple and white irises, maple trees in full bloom and the grass I’ve been trying to grow has finally come up!

Lots of rain over the last few weeks has helped tremendously with making the yard lush with deep green. And just last week, the wife purchased beautiful petunias now hanging from shepherd hooks. The vibrant whites and purples catch the eye and inspired me to add vibrant color to this design.

Color, Color, A Mandala, and Some Flowers

The design, for me, is about shapes and vibrant color. The floral work is what allows for the colorful and simple shapes to stand out. Contrasted with the black and white mandala, your eye goes immediately to the flowers. Then you discover the intricacy of the mandala.

All of this design, of course, while using various Sharpie markers. I’m about the frugality of creating art. Yes, the better the materials and tools, sometimes the better the product.

But art is art and you make what you can with what you got. So I Sharpie up!

The fine point Sharpie’s are great for the intricate mandala work. Very rarely does the marker bleed so you don’t need to worry about your design.

As always, I hope you enjoy the piece. I enjoyed this one and like the concept of blending mandalas and floral work. Stay tuned for more.

Enjoy your Sunday and the upcoming week!

Why I Went Crazy With Zendoodle

Zendoodle

 

One of my creative goals for 2017 was to simply get more creative. Part of that plan, and you should always plan your creativity, is to post more artwork to my blog.

What’s an artist’s blog without art?

So the drawing above was really just a simple doodle that morphed into an array of colors, lines and crazy do-dads consisting of semi-symmetrical designs. Continue reading “Why I Went Crazy With Zendoodle”

Mandala Art For Breakfast: Teardrop

Mandala

Sometimes, when I sit down to write my next blog post, I think about creating art. Sometimes when I’m creating art, I think about my next blog post. Yes, I strive to plan my posts in advance and I research my topics, but some posts are just spontaneous.

My art is always spontaneous. Many everyday things spark ideas and inspire me to create different designs and doodles. That’s the beauty of art.  Continue reading “Mandala Art For Breakfast: Teardrop”

Mandala Art To Start The New Year!

Mandala Art

 

Mandala art, I love it. Over the years I’ve struggled with finding a focus on what art I wanted to create. In 2016, I found it: mandalas. I love the design. The details. The creativity.

I find mandalas visually absorbing. When you look at an intricate design, you immediately feel your stress leaving. You get sucked into the details. Mandalas are a great way to add beautiful art without being too distracting.

This piece is an original design and I just enjoy the tiny details.

A great way to use a sharpie! Enjoy your New Year!  prints here.

Thank you for reading and if you are interested, you can find prints here.