I worked 12 hours today on a new painting -- from beginning to end.
It is 10" x 10" and is called "Metatron's Cube." This piece is the
first in a series of paintings which now include two additional
media -- Berol Prismacolor colored pencils and archival black
permanent drawing ink. The sky continues to be painted in gouache,
an opaque watercolor. Stars, also in gouache, were added last. The
pen used was a .05mm Micron pen. This painting was done on one (of
10) 20" x 30" acid-free Strathmore illustration boards - purchased
at a great 50% off price due to a customer's returning the unopened
package for something else. It is great to work with. Many of my
older paintings were done using it.
I've been getting interested in mandalas as well as 2 to
3-dimentional designing of polygons using circles and geometry.
Mandalas are interesting in that they have spiritual and "universal"
attributes. The are found to have healing qualities when used in
meditation. The intriguing thing about these "constructions" is that
virtually all 3-dimentional polygons found in nature are created
based on these 3D "arrangements" of spheres -- all placed as you see
them here in Metatron's Cube. See the link in my comment for more
details on Metatron.
The painting is intended to be framed with its 3/8" white space
showing all around the piece [the title, signature and date are
shown in it.] AND have a 2 1/2 inch warm white mat and a simple
pewter finish metal frame and UV-glass.