Sunday, July 1, 2018

May & June Paintings

June Paintings

I didn't set out to paint subjects that were white in June, but after the first couple paintings with their accompanying challenges and discoveries, I did take it on.

Straight white out of the tube was never used. I love how subtle (and sometimes bold) hue, value and temperature shifts, make these white!

This Little Piggy, you can pick her out ;), was the last work I created in June. I wanted the additional challenge of creating the illusion of light on white and black.

This Little Piggy, as are all my small animal paintings are for sale. They range in size from 5x5 to 12x16 with an occasional 16x20. If interested in seeing what's available, visit: June Rollins DPW.

Or, if you're in the area, visit, these fine craft/art shops representing my work in Southwestern NC: Mountain Nest in Black Mountain, Twigs And Leaves in Waynesville, John C. Campbell Folkschool Craft Shop in Brasstown.

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Thank you for your interest in my art!

May Paintings

During May I painted these eight oil paintings...

...and these five Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes.

While using different mediums and different approaches, the common denominator is all are small works, ranging from 3x5 to 8x10. All are also either sold or on gallery consignment.

Thank you to my collectors and patrons. You keep me painting. Literally ;)

Wishing Everyone a Thomas Edison Summer.

I never did a day's work my entire life. It was all fun. -Thomas Edison

Sunday, May 6, 2018

March-April Paintings

Here is a collage of April's 11 oil paintings.

Here is a collage of March's 8 Paintings

Some have sold, some are still drying and one is a gift to Martha in appreciation for giving me permission to photograph her sheep and precious lambs.

Doing my best to keep locations representing my work supplied: John C. Campbell Folkschool Craft Shop, Brasstown, NC, Twigs And Leaves Gallery, Waynesville, NC and Mountain Nest, Black Mountain, NC.

How can we not be inspired during this spring season of blooming flowers and prancing, baby, farm animals. Paint, paint, paint, as fast as we can :)

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Happy Spring To All.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

February Was A Good Month

These 12 oil paintings indicate February was a fun and productive month.

Two were purchased through social media. Thank you Facebook Friends.
Three were sold wholesale. Thank you John C. Campbell Folkschool Craft Shop.
Two are on their way to a gallery on consignment. Thank you Twigs & Leaves, Waynesvillle, NC.
Three are on the drying rack while I go through the process of being able to let them go ;)
Two are listed for sale in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

February's Most Magical Moment

A business leader I admire stopped by JCCFS Craft Shop and said, "Your paintings make me happy." This thrilled me to my toes and gave me "affirmation fuel" to paint three hours, alla prima, 6-9pm that evening after an 8 hour workday. The resulting work is one of the 12 shown above. Here she is uncropped:

"Violet," 5x7, Oil ©June Rollins

Yesterday my manager and I were talking about current, disturbing local and global news events when she shared something her father used to tell her when everything around her seemed bleak...

"Brighten the corner, where you are."

I like to think my small paintings are going out into the world brightening corners where they are. Like the affirming business leader and Mary's father, let's all do what we can do to be corner brighteners. Spread that little light of yours :)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

What I Learned In January

January paintings, shown above, are hints to a lot of emotional processing. Below are the titles. Wondering if you can match the title to the painting? Of course, if you follow June Rollins ART, you may already know ;)

Love My New Winter Coat, Serious House Hunter, Stepping Out, Finding My Way, On A Mission, Ready For Anything, You Talkin' to Me!?, Watch Yourself, Game On, Just Between Us, Connected, Dreamscape No. 692 and Watched Over.

Here's how it works. I peruse copyright free photos or my own until one grabs me. Yes, a particular image chooses me. Holds my attention and draws me in. I kinda get lost in it.

Sometimes I know the title immediate.y. Other times I have to study the finished painting until something surfaces. Either way, whatever emerges feels right. There is an awareness or healing that makes me think, Oh, so that's it, that's what's been going on.

Working from my own deep places often transfer to the viewer. Certain paintings really resonate with certain people. Enough so, that they buy them, which gives me an energizing, intrinsic affirmation of doing what I'm supposed to do.

So, how did that one painting get center stage? The one in the middle, larger than all the rest? Because it hums so much within me, it brings tears. It's title? Watched Over.

Deep and precious painting to you this month.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

November Paintings

Here are 11 images from works created in November. There were actually 12, but not revealing a surprise, Christmas commission.

Sunday, Dec. 3, I participated in John C. Campbell Folk School's Annual Fireside Sale. It was affirming and rewarding to hear feedback and comments from viewers and previous buyers. Twelve originals sold along with lots of cards and calendars.

I'm certainly motivated to continue....

PS: Only 7 Art Calendars  remaining. A great gift for the New Year.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Painting Stages - Snowshoe Hare


Taking Form...

"Snowshoe Hare," ©June Rollins
6x6, Oil, Gessoed Panel
Known for their big, fur-covered feet, including paw pads, 
Snowshoe Hares are active at night. 
This one has its eyes on you :)

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Is That The Same Artist?

Here are my September paintings. A few Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes among some representational oils. When I show both together, people normally don't think the same artist did them. I must have a clone ;)

So much going on in the world. Not much to say this month. Guess the art will need to speak for me.

Art speaks in signs and symbols...No one can explain how it happens that the artist can waken to life in us the existence that (s)he has seen and lives through. No artistic speech is the adequate expression of what it represents; its vital force comes from what is unspoken in it. -Albert Schweitzer

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2018 Art Calendar Now Available. 

See all 12 images in my Etsy Shop.