August 29, 2014

Inspired by Gaudi


Gaudi Inspired Circles 1 & 2. Watercolor on paper


While looking for inspiration, my husband gave me a Gaudi book and said "I think you will find inspiration here". I sure did. I have always admired the works of Antoni Gaudi.

This is the result, a homage to his work with colored tiles arranged in mosaic patterns.

These two paintings have found new homes, the first one belongs to my sister and the second one to my parents.

August 25, 2014

Going green


Leaves. Watercolor on paper


I felt inspired by the plants in my house and decided to paint a more "organic" version of my mandalas.

I really enjoy painting leaves, and trees.. with blue trunks :)

August 24, 2014

Indigo


Indigo. Watercolor on paper


In Mexico we call Indigo color "aƱil" and it is largely used in pottery and in textiles.

August 16, 2014

Orange . Brown . Gray


Mandala No. 7. Watercolor pencil on paper


Or maybe Orange . Brown . Grey (as my dear English friend E would say)..

August 13, 2014

I have been drawing mandalas..



Mandala No. 5. Watercolor pencil on paper

I started drawing Mandalas some years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite things to do. 

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used to facilitate meditation. I can't tell if I am achieving a meditative state but I can get lost in them.. time flies when I am drawing one!

Mandalas have been found in hundreds of cultures, they are considered sacred in many of them and they are always symmetrical.

This one is the largest I've made. It is about 50 cms. wide.