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I'm having such fun painting these. They give me such energy imagining them and painting them. Hope their energy radiates to you!

The materials are mainly watercolor and antique Pelikan metallic gouaches (water-soluble). I'm also using some Sennelier inks, mostly metallic (not water soluble) and my own mix of iridescent watercolor using a Holbein medium. Some of the newer ones are oil pastel, some are collaged using old prints of mine.

They're inspired primarily by nature, of course. Many were painted throughout my tenure as a f/t Art Therapist, consistently re-balancing rigid time strictures with spontaneity of clients' emotional needs. (There were also the previous 25 years of edition printing, with scrupulous planning leading to uniformity and repetition - by human hand and eye - the rule!) So these paintings are my ways of coping, my releases and reactions to past and present - spontaneous, unplanned. I had begun a series of tightly planned mandalas but that project is left lingering undone while these watery colorful images came forth. Lots of layering, of colors and techniques (brushing, sponging, splattering). The circle form helps to calm and focus; my self-imposed strictures and structures help further these.


"Being on the lotus, one is living in a floating world and always needing to rebalance oneself." (Betty Winkler)

Mandala: Fire 2
Watercolor & Burn Painting
9" diameter
$300
Mandala: Fire 3
Watercolor & Burn Painting
9" diameter
$300
Mandala: Summer 15
Watercolor & Button
9" x 9"
$300
Mandala: Summer 14
Watercolor & Beads
9" diameter
$300
Mandala: Spring 4
Watercolor & Button
9" diameter
$300
 lotus watercolor mandala drawing colored pencil
Watercolor and Drawing on St Armand Paper
18' x 18"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor drawing colored pencil
Watercolor and Drawing on St Armand Paper
18 x 18
Mandala: Earth 1
Oil Pastel on Paper Board
9" x 9"
Mandala: Cosmos 3
Oil Pastel on Paper Board
9" x 9"
$300
Autumn 10
Watercolor
10.75" diameter
$300
Mandala: Red Lotus from the Black Mire (5)
Watercolor and Origami with Beads
8" diameter
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
8.25" x 1.5" (diameter x height)
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
9" x 9" x 1.5"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor & Metallic Ink on Rives BFK
8.5" diameter
2017
Mandala Autumn 1
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK w/ button (Bakelite?)
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
political art, origami, lotus,
Watercolor and Origami
8.25" x 1.5" (diameter x height)
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
political art, anti-trump, disgusted
Watercolor & Ink
8.25" diameter
political art, anti-trump, disgusted
Watercolor & Ink
8.25" diameter
political art, anti-trump, disgusted
Watercolor & Ink
8.25" diameter
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
2017
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor & Metallic Ink on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
Mandala: Whirlwind 1
Collage
9" x 9"
$300
Mandala: Whirlwind 2
Collage
11" diameter (widest point)
$300
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK w/ Shell
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK w/ Cat's Eye Shell
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK w/ Button (Bakelite?)
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor on Rives BFK
9" x 9"
abstract lotus mandala watercolor
Watercolor and metallic Gouache on Rives BFK
9' x 9"
Mandala Card with text by the Dalai Lama
5" x 5" (folded); 5" x 10" (open)
Mandala Card: Black Mire (5)
5" x 5" (folded); 5" x 10" (open)