Mandala Stones, by collecting beautiful beach stones and uses them as canvas to create intensely colorful and intricate artworks entirely out of dots. Elspeth only uses acrylic paints and a paintbrush to create her beautiful works, sealing the stones with varnish to protect them. We see many ideas and creations of Mandalas, and they actually have a very interesting background. It is a sacred practice engaged by Tibetan Monks and many other cultures and religions. Mandala is a circle of life, a kind of Meditation. Start drawing from the center. Let the mandala express itself using this inward movement from the center of the circle towards its outer parts.
Sehnaz Bac create beautiful stone and pebble art just like the image above, Make sure to check out her facebook page here: I Sassi Dell’Adriatico.
What is a Mandala?
According to The Mandala Project, the word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.
Canada-based, Australian artist Elspeth McLean creates mesmerizingly vibrant paintings of mandalas on water-worn, circular ocean stones that have the ineffable ability of calming the soul. Her mural-like works are colorful and thematic, sharing similar patterns, but donning different, yet equally beautiful, color schemes. If you’re interested in buying any of her creations, you can find her on Etsy.
Talented as she is and loved by so many fans, she even shares with us her 2 minute video tutorial where she show you how to create the jewel drop Mandala Stone for your inspiration: