Monday, November 09, 2009

ORANGE FANDANGO MANDALA - AEDM 9

ORANGE FANDANGO MANDALA - © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: chicken feather

We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels 'cross the floor...(from A Whiter Shade of Pale)

It started with a chicken feather and my Wacom tablet. A little doodling, playing with orange, rust and gold with a splash of lavendar for an electric effect. I just wanted to have fun playing with color color color.

A fandango is lively Spanish dance. It can also mean a big fuss or brilliant exploit. I hear castanets and see swirly skirts. Ole!











Day 9 fun for Art Every Day Month.

17 comments:

spldbch said...

I can also see ladies dancing with fans.

I love the orange!

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin said...

The color in this is amazing! The darkening toward the middle feels like it's pulling me in. Really great.

Carolina said...

I like this one very much, looks so different...

Leah said...

beautiful!

Lynn Richards said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors!
lynn

shannon said...

really beautiful and intriguing.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I adore your summation: "A fandango is lively Spanish dance. It can also mean a big fuss or brilliant exploit. I hear castanets and see swirly skirts. Ole!" LOL. Made me laugh!

Ana said...

I love how your fandago ignited with the flow of your feeling for the play of the colour. Amazing channeling. :)
Happy Creative Every Day.

rennata said...

I am very intrigued byt the idea of it coming from a chicken feather and a wacum tablet, the end result is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Mmmmm Sexy! I love it!

Jenz

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Festive! And, I like the accompanying words. I have a Wacom tablet, but don't do anything near so exciting!

:: elk :: said...

Sue your pieces are so amazing...such energy!

norma said...

Love, love , love the color! Very exciting!

Sharon said...

I've enjoyed all of your pieces, but this one is especially nice. I love the orange and lavender.

healingmagichands said...

This one is really stunning. I also really enjoy how the subtle darkening of the color draws one into the image. Hard to believe this started out as a chicken feather!

KathrynAntyr said...

I am a gig fan of orange. I love the way fandango rolls in my mouth when I say it. What a fun word.

Ann Christine Dennison said...

I love this mandala, it has a wonderful colouring and the scribbles give a wonderful texture :-)