Monday, March 11, 2013

The Jewel in the Lotus

Om mani padme hum.
I had the urge this morning to Zentangle.  This is what I came up with.
From there I went to my new henna impasto technique on some of the mini canvases I base coated yesterday.  I have my paint mixture a little too thick, so that needs some tweaking, but they came out pretty cool. 
I think it's kind of nifty the way the design goes off the edge of the canvas.
I had this green one since a couple of weeks ago - the base coat on it is also impasto (textured).
Finally, I painted the lotus that is the first painting in this post.  Beneath it in Sanskrit it says "Om mani padme hum," which is a mantra meaning "jewel in the lotus."    It is meant to help the meditator focus on compassion, wisdom, and indivisibility (we are all One), and it is associated with Quan Yin, a bodhisattva/goddess of compassion. 

I'll have these posted on the For Sale pages on my website, and also possibly on my Daily Paintworks gallery and/or Etsy (need to get my Etsy shop fully operational this week!)