Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Medicine Wheel: The Evolution of a Mandala

A few months ago, I brought home 4
hubcap "canvases" from Hubcap Heaven.
The first one that sparked my imagination  
was the greasy one in the middle.  Its 
basic design,  already divided into fourths,
 reminded me of a medicine wheel.

After a good scrubbing, I gave it 2 coats 
 of  Valspar  Interior/Exterior Primer in white.

Using Golden Fluid Acrylics, I began painting,  
sticking with  the traditional medicine wheel
 colors of red and yellow, black and white.

I chose turquoise  as the main accent color, 
and kept the overall design clean and simple.

After the painting was complete,  I added
two coats of Krylon UV-Resistant Clear
 Acrylic Coating, and embellished with
 beads, feathers and black leather strips.