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

Friday, August 4, 2017

Summary Of Completed Paintings In July

Fourteen paintings in July! Focus was flowers with two special requests: a rabbit and a pileated woodpecker. See larger images of paintings at June Rollins's Gallery

Oils are suiting my schedule. I love how works in progress patiently wait and invite pondering. I also love how by slowing down, I arrive at different levels of  awareness. It's amazing how what was not seen the day before is so glaringly apparent the next.

Another benefit of slowing down is reflection. I've been at this for a long time. Seventeen years of painting ebbs and flows and twists and turns. A turning point book for me early on was Julia Cameron's, The Artist's Way.

I've decided to go through her 12 week process again. This will be the 3rd time. Curious to see what happens along the way and where it leads.

My August painting focus: Light and Shadow.

PS: I'm teaching a weekend Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at John C. Campbell Folk School, March 9-11, 2018. More Info

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Painting Stages For Great Spotted Woodpecker

"Great Spotted Woodpecker," 5x7, Oil, ©June Rollins
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Thank you for looking.