Shining Sunset

The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.”
Ram Charan

The paper I used is a 300g/m2 Canson for Watercolor.
Size of the paper 12 x 13.5 cm for each quadrant.
The medium used is Acrylics
and Gold Paint.

I was experimenting with one quadrant and something beautiful came out and offered them for sale as prints, either on Canvas or as a Poster, and other smaller products too. You can look at the Collection from the link below.

Just when the skies start turning grey, Nature reminds us of the warmth of the Sun through all the changing leaves turning into shades of sunset.

Red, Orange, and Golden yellows.

This was the inspiration behind this painting.

Wanting to feel the warmth of the Sun and the coziness of Home through Orange, Reds and Golds.

In Autumn we see it represented through Pumpkins, Oranges and beautiful Trees.


  • Orange is one of those colors that when we feel run down, with a lack of creativity or motivation, it gives us that push and extra energy that we need to boost our self-esteem and mental energy.
  • It relates to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief. Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great color to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life.
  • Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity.
  • In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
  • It is the color that gives you shelter in tough moments, by not allowing you to sink into grief or disappointment. It brings a high degree of positivism, always rejuvenating us in the most difficult moments.

We should use the great and invigorating benefits of the orange color every day, even if it is just a small object, like a mug or a pen, which we use in our daily tasks.


Just like the previous work Shining Emerald, I wanted to continue experimenting with different quadrants put together, to create a quadriptych effect. I really loved the result with the first one.

I had made the first quadrant already as a trial, and so I continued with the rest.

Laying the background with Acrylics but on a Watercolor 300g paper, giving it a watercolor effect.

Here is a little video while applying gold paint. I have not speeded it up for a relaxing experience.

The finished quadrants all together. I was so happy that the sun came out just for me to take this lovely picture.

Orange Red Gold Mandala quadrants

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