A mandala is a sacred space often a circle which reveals inner truth about people and the world around them. Repetition in colours and shapes of the circles and petals offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony.
Miami-based artist Peter Patrick Barreda, who draws mandalas in pen and ink on acid-free paper, is ‘fascinated by origins and causes, and the deeply-hidden reasons behind everything’. This is his Okshirahm Sky Mandala.
Quick and easy Mandala cheat ~ paint the background with a wash of a single dark color and water. When the canvas is completely dry, use your dark paint (this time undiluted) to stencil on your mandala