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.

2 comments:

Tin.Roof. said...

Beautiful! How did you determine what design to put in the center? Its a wonderful design nevertheless - i love mandalas and its unusual to one transformed from a hubcap.

Stacy Wills said...

Thank you! I did a little research about medicine wheels before I started, just looking at some basic shapes and designs. I knew I wanted to keep it simple and focus more on use of color. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.