Mandala No.2: Happy

Happy mandala
Mandala No.2: Happy by Judy Backhouse (copyright)

Happy is an uncomplicated feeling, without nuance or ambiguity. It’s an open, accepting and outward-looking state. The clean lines and solid colours of this mandala reflect the simplicity of happiness.

Clear, sunny yellow, pure sky blue and bright green are, for me, the ultimate happy colours. And there is nothing happier than simple flowers.

Happy detail 2

Happy is a traditionally structured mandala with a circle containing a square with the central circle represented by a happy yellow and orange flower. The four traditional gates have been replaced by sunflowers.

Happy is painted on a 50cm x 50cm gallery wrapped canvas and the solid yellow background continues onto the sides of the canvas. The picture is finished with a matt acrylic varnish.

Happy detail side

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