In this blog, I will share with you the meaning behind my most recent painting, where an egret landed beside the mandala...it was one of those impulsive moments when and idea simply drops in from 'nowhere' and I just had to listen! It seemed like a risk to paint over part of this very intricate mandala. The background of the painting began as orange as you will see below in the progress photos. And again I felt to paint over it, but flecks of the orange show through and it does something really beautiful to the blues and teals that is impossible to catch in a photograph. So there is a fire energy beneath the watery energy. I had been seeing herons and swans regularly on my morning walks, and that may have been an influence, but I knew that it had to be the egret specifically that needed to be birthed.
Mandala Artist and Healer based in Dublin, Ireland. www.healingcreations.ie