Monday, January 31, 2011

Step 3

Here in the orange circle the beginning of 2 orange zinnia's. A flower I really love but nearly impossible to buy here for your garden. Already to be seen the millennium ring in red and the purple circle.
Because my circles are overlapping each other, sometimes it is wise to paint the color of the next circle instead of painting the color around my design. Just things I have learned along the way.


  1. ooooh, zinneas!! I wish you could grow them there.

    Don't forget to tall about the snake :)


  2. Marianne, you are an excellent teacher.... I knew your Mandalas were carefully crafted with much thought....but to see one created step-by-step is fascinating!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    Hmmm.....methinks Lolo made a typo - or is is really a "tall" snake? Ha-ha!!!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. Great share, and yes through trial and error it is AMAZING what we pick up along the way. :)

  4. This is a lovely piece. The colors and design are truly mesmerizing and calming to look at - nice work :-)

  5. i love when you show and tell, marianne.....

    i have an entire garden of zinnias. they are my favorites. i wish you could have them too and why can't you? i think of us being on the same weather pattern. i know we are both presently cold!

    tsup! smooch!

  6. It is fun to see the steps you take. I love these colors.

  7. You have so much patience! And a steady hand, Marianne. I can only imagine what a mess I would make of this. It's beautiful! I wish I could send you some zinnias. They grow here like weeds in the summer. xox! Pam

  8. Lovin this Marianne, the colours rock together.

  9. been not blogging for awhile so will have to go back and see the first steps. most interesting. you are so tidy and careful with your work. i recall seeing some fast speed video's you have done of you painting. very precise and yet so inventive and creative. wonderful.

  10. i want to send you some seeds. i bet they would grow. i love seeing your painting develope. you always make me want to try my hand too.


  11. I'm really enjoying seeing the step-by-step process. I didn't know how much effort went into each one. They are so intricate and full of meaning.


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