The first in a series of mandalas representing the seasons.
All my mandalas are hand drawn and grow intuitively on the paper, I often don't know how they are going to turn out. This one is drawn on pastelmat with Polychromos and Prismacolor coloured pencils and has been about 9 hours of work.
Mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning within the "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The design of the mandala is to be visually appealing so as to absorb the mind in such a way that chattering thoughts cease, and a more philosophic or spiritual essence envelopes the observer
polychromos and prismacolor artists quality coloured pencils