What is Dala Art?

dala art design Dec 30, 2018

Dala Art is art designed within a circle that has been divided into segments by one continuous line that may or may not cross over itself.  It can be of any size, in any medium, either abstract or representational.  The objects or patterns that fill each segment may be confined within the boundaries of each segment or spill out of the segment boundaries and the circumference of the circle.

In 2013, to make my color workshop more fun, I used the format of a mandala to create color wheels. Back in my studio I became obsessed with altering the geometry of the mandalas and playing with variations of color shapes that still resembled a color wheel.

One thing led to another and I began to draw objects into the shapes and to go beyond color wheels to experiment with color schemes. The Color Scheme Game was born. 

I shared several of the circular paintings with other artists in a color workshop I was teaching in Maryland.  Several of them asked if I also created...

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Before Coffee

 

October 24, 2018

Most mornings, I pour myself a huge glass of water and pick up a pen or pencil before I do anything else.  What I really want to do is pour myself a cup of hot, fresh-brewed coffee and wander through the house or garden checking on my plants as I slowly awaken to the day.

Botanical Dala Art - Faber-Castell TK 9400 5B Clutch Pencil

(unfinished)

The video above is the final segment of a video I made yesterday (after having my first and second cup of coffee).  The entire, eight minute video including the "before coffee" segment may be viewed by clicking this link:  BEFORE COFFEE

The quality of video taken with the GoPro is far better than the quality achieved with the 360 degree Rylo.  Both cameras are indispensable for capturing the creative moments in my life without the help of a film crew. 

Learning the ins and outs of filming and editing demo videos to share with you is an exciting and challenging new venture for me.  Take a...

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