Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Number 2 / Orange

Here is my ATC for Number 2. And a repost of my post about orange from 2007. Hier mijn ATC voor het getal 2. en een repost van de kleur orange uit 2007.
The colour is named after the orange fruit, introduced to Europe via the Indo-European word nāranja. Before this was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to (in Old English) as geoluhread, which translates into Modern English as yellow-red. The orange is an old symbol for love, sometimes used by artists as an alternative for the forbidden fruit. The orange above is a nice example of an orange mandala from nature.
De sinaasappel is ook een oud symbool voor de liefde, wordt door sommige kunstenaars als alternatief gebruikt voor de verboden paradijsvrucht. Hierboven een voorbeeld van een mandala uit de natuur. Oranje is een secundaire kleur die zich in het spectrum tussen rood en geel bevindt. De kleur kan dan ook door menging verkregen worden met deze twee kleuren.Hieronder zie je de overgang van rood naar geel. The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum. The complementary colour of orange is azure, a slightly greenish blue. The image below above you the transition from red to yellow, if you mix the 2 colours you will get orange (as a secundairy colour).
Orange, a very positive colour,not frightening as red can be. Orange is also the colour of healing, vitality, cheerfulness, celebration, heat movement and wealth. Orange is used to symbolically represent the second (Swadhisthana) chakra: Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification. The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change. The colour is associated with the number 2.
The mandala below I made for someone I hardly know. My friend asked me to paint it for a friend of hers, but she didn´t know the date of birth , her wish was that a Ganesha had to be in the mandala. Normally I don´t work this way, but the request and the lack of guidance from the date of birth created a new sense of freedom, in which I was very inspired and I made the mandala with a lot of pleasure.
Afterwards Orange was the perfect colour chosen for this person. Oranje, een zeer positieve kleur die niet beangstigend is, zoals rood dat kan zijn. Oranje is ook de kleur van de genezing , vitaliteit, vrolijkheid, feest, warmte beweging en rijkdom. Oranje hoort bij het getal 2 en bij het Tweede chakra: , het sacraal chakra of heiligbeen chakra, bevindt zich in het bekken, vlakbij het heiligbeen, onder je navel. Het staat voor zuivere levenskracht, sexuele energie en ons vitale welzijn. De mandala hieronder heb ik voor iemand gemaakt van wie ik de geboortedatum niet wist.Ik ken deze persoon zelf ook nauwelijks. Achteraf bleek de kleur heel goed gekozen. De vriendin , die mij gevraagd had deze mandala te maken had één verzoek; of er een Ganesha in mocht. Eigenlijk werk ik nooit op deze manier, maar de leidraad en het gebrek aan leiding van de geboortedatum, gaf een onvermoede vrijheid, die er voor zorgde dat ik met veel plezier en inspiratie aan deze mandala heb gewerkt.

23 comments:

  1. Marianne, your mandalas are all so perfect. I am always amazed by your work.

    The sun is not only bright and cheerful it seems to be so lively.

    Orange is a nice color. I like it on clothes and other objects but I don't like it painted on walls. I think this dislike comes from where I used to work they had a deep orange color in the cafeteria for several years. It got old looking at it day after day.

    Orange is supposed to increase your appetite too. Ha... I don't need that.

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  2. amazing works... creating that vitality orange color is famous for...

    thanks also for the information about this color... yes 'naaranj' is a Persian word (name of a fruit similar to orange) and this color in Persian is called 'narenji'

    i like this color on many things it is so energetic and happy...

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  3. Love this one too,lovely warm colours for a very cold winters day...I am curious to know if the glitter that you use is a glitter gel pen of some kind or glue and glitter ?... cos it really looks great.

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  4. Lovely warm mandalas. I love orange but do not either wear it nor use it much. Thanks for the info.

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  5. Beautiful post! Orange is such a rich lively color and your mandalas are exquisite! You have reminded me that I have a tree full of ripe oranges and I need to start making juice and marmalade.

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  6. This orange is so warm and sunny I could just feel the heat coming from my computer. Just gorgeous Marianne!! Just gorgeous!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness marianne, these are just stunning!!! I can feel the warmth of them. And how do you make the sparkles scan so well? They just shimmer!
    Orange is a color I never used to use much, but now that I'm a redhead I wear it once in a while!

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful mandalas :)

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  8. Thanks everyone!
    Tomorrow i will show you the glitters.
    it seems like everyone loves orange, but to wear it or to use in your interior is something else. I agree.
    Orange looks goood on me and I´m sure on you too Lolo, being redheads. But why don´t we?
    Must think about that......
    Have a happy orange day!

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  9. Thanks everyone!
    Tomorrow i will show you the glitters.
    it seems like everyone loves orange, but to wear it or to use in your interior is something else. I agree.
    Orange looks goood on me and I´m sure on you too Lolo, being redheads. But why don´t we?
    Must think about that......
    Have a happy orange day!

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  10. how wonderful marianne!
    orange is one of my favorite colors. it just makes me happy!
    what a wonderful post and atc.
    xo
    m

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  11. Schitterende mandala Marianne,happy orange day.
    Love Marja

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  12. Oh...these are just amazing. Wow. And what a COOL package you sent to Teri!!!

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  13. Marianne,

    How warm and comforting these painting in orange! They are truly beautiful and thank you so much for all the research you have done for this tutorial post!

    Have a Warm and Sunny Day, Marianne!

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  14. Orange is one of my favourite colours. I love eating oranges as well. I was especially glad to see this sunny mandala on a day that is otherwise cloudy, grey, and dull.

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  15. Stunning color Marianne...Whoo Whee! :)

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  16. The colors are so warm and vibrant and with the design - just completely enticing.

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  17. Marianne,yeah beautiful orangen beautiful mandala n beautiful orange mandala!
    Ha...Ha...
    I must try orange colour. I seldom use this colour.
    And you are so good at this.
    You have inspired me to see other obtions besides always painting my favourite colour green.

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  18. very beautiful work as always!

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  19. waar was ek gister, ek het hierdie een gemis...wow! waaneer werk jy weer?

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  20. Wow, wat ontzettend mooi die Yin Yang Mandala. Helemaal mijn kleur ook!

    Liefs,
    Muktha

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  21. I love orange and your mandalas. I didn't know that orange the color was named for the fruit. Interesting...:)

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  22. Beautiful work. What an wonderful explanation of the color "orange". Mandalas are so interesting. I gave one assignment to create mandalas for my students. I was amazed at how interesting they were!

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  23. Bedankt voor een interessante blog

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