Charles Bradley's Fine Art <meta name="description" content="A complete collection of Charles Bradley's original Abstract and Geometric Gouache Paintings and Silkscreen Prints with Spiritual and Astronomical Themes from 1973 to 2017">
Metatron's Cube

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.