This is a very original, unique mandala painting, of women looking out of windows. The original was designed and painted by me, with acrylics on watercolor textured paper.
I love the repetitive nature of mandalas. The round form creating a feeling of flow, pulling you in, pulling you out. Since it is hand painted, each element is a little different, yet combined together into the repetitive pattern, all the imperfections disappear. The sum is greater than its parts.
In this artwork I took it one step further, and created a painting in the mandala form. Seen from a distance, all you see is the repeating pattern. As you get closer, you see the women. Getting even closer, you feel like you are in the room with them.
Exquisite giclee prints of this mandala are available in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/385699550/mandala-art-women-at-windows-archival?ref=shop_home_feat_1
The prints are very high quality, showing every detail, every brush stroke, professionally printed on lightly textured Hahnemuhle cotton paper with pigment inks, making this an archival, museum quality print. If framed properly under glass, with no direct sunlight, is should last for decades.
The print is quite large, the mandala diameter is 45 cm | 17.7″
The paper size is 50 x 50 cm | 19.7 x 19.7″
Suitable for a square frame or a round frame. As you can see in the photos, I trimmed one of my prints to suit a round frame, I can hand-trim yours.
I recommend hanging it in a large room, where it can be seen from some distance.
2 years after painting it, I am still completely in love with this painting. I feel it is full of contradictions, yet everything works harmoniously together: While the colors are strong and vibrant, I think there is a feeling of serenity about the piece. The room is impossible, yet when you focus on one woman, it makes sense. The high windows and skylight were inspired by Renaissance cathedral paintings. I wanted the sunlight to flow into the room, washing the ladies with light.
The women, I feel, are both bold in their red dresses, yet positioned as they are, they are outside of the situation, standing on tiptoe to see something which is hidden from us.
This is how this piece started out:
If you’re interested, I documented the initial stages of this painting in this post: https://tullacreative.com/acrylics-day-03/