Thursday, April 13, 2017

Birds On Hand

April through June, I've committed to working in oils. My April subject is birds. I'm having fun making discoveries and patiently waiting for these small oil paintings to dry.

Here's a peek at my Birds On Hand Collection that will be up for DPW Auction in 4-6 months, when dry and varnished. Thanks for looking.



 "From The Heart" ©June Rollins

 "Keeper Of The Cosmos" ©June Rollins

 "Keeping Watch" ©June Rollins

"Some Glad Morning" June Rollins

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Primary Triad Variety

For a creative challenge I decided to see how many varied Dreamscapes could be created with just 3 ink colors.
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Here they are. When I study them I see what I was looking for: warm and cool yellows, reds and blues and a host of neutrals ranging from light to dark in value.
How did I get so much variance?
  • Color Mixing
  • Adding 91% Alcohol or Blending Solution
  • Mixatives: Silver, Gold, Copper, Pearl, Snow Cap
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These were my primary triad workhorses.
If you haven't tried Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping, you may want to give it a go. It's fun, relaxing and spurs experimental explorations. Learn more in the Dreamscaping Shop.
Happy, Creative Pursuits To All!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Margaret & Edward

I worked from a photo I took 3 years ago in the John C. Campbell Folk School Gardens. Every time Edward would make a certain, low, clucking chortle, Margaret would race to him as fast as she could and they would stand facing each other for several seconds.




Only Margaret reacted this way. The other hens went about their hunting and pecking, ignoring him. I always thought Margaret loved Edward.



Newest painting now up for auction: Margaret & Edward