Hummingbird Mandala, mixed media and gold leaf on canvas, 20 x 20 inches.
Here is a commissioned piece I finished recently. It's been ages since I made a mandala, and I had such a blast working on this! The woman who this piece was made for loves birds, especially hummingbirds... and so do I... they are so active and gorgeous, so I wanted the piece to be active and gorgeous, too, and bursting with flowers and color.
Here are some close-ups...
(The hhh's above are for the art recipient's first name) The gold leaf glows so beautifully in the sunlight.
It is such a vibrant, joyous piece, I didn't want to package it up and send it off! I took some progress photos along the way, but since they were taken on my iphone in artificial light, they came out pretty wonky. I'm working on two more commisioned pieces now, and will take better photos along the way to share.