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

To see art posts during the month, visit JuneRollinsART


2018 Art Calendar Now Available. 

See all 12 images in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August Paintings

A fun month of a variety of subjects and focus on different types of light and shadow. Learn more about each painting.

It's always interesting to see if an underlying theme emerges from a month's paintings. I'm amused by the fox and the grapes that have appeared.

Also happy to introduce 2018 Calendar featuring some of my favorite paintings completed in 2017.

One watercolor, four acrylics and seven oils make up the 12 images for each of the 12 months. See each month's image.

Not sure of September focus...Stay in touch during the month at June Rollins ART

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. -Pablo Picasso

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sakura Awareness

Process stages of a segment of newest oil painting. I am appreciating the slowing-down and deeper levels of awareness that occur when working in oils. 

In Japanese culture, "Sakura," cherry blossoms, represent the fragility and the beauty of life. It's a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

"Sakura," 8x10 Oil, ©June Rollins