Monday, 26 May 2014

Struggles with colour - mandalas

Time after time I design a mandala which I'm really pleased with, then I colour it in and hate it. I just don't seem to have an eye for colour the way some people do. As an example, here are three colour variations of the same Mandala. I think the last one is my favourite but I'm not particularly happy with any of them.

Incidentally, the above design is based on an early seventh Anglo Saxon brooch found at Kingston Down and held at Liverpool museum.


  1. Wow. Lot's of work on this one. I like the middle Mandala. Those colors resonate with me. Very clean and plenty of punch. Well done, Saffi.

  2. My fav is the middle one too. And I think you are being too hard on yourself. They are all beautiful. The first one in particular looks like a stained glass window with the sun streaming through it.

  3. Huh, I wish I had your "eye for colour". They are all successful in their own way.

  4. I LUV the red one, but red is my 2nd fav color!