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
SOLD. See other more of my art in my DPW Gallery

Thank you for looking.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Birds On Hand

April through June, I've committed to working in oils. My April subject is birds.

Here's a peek at my Birds On Hand Collection now being put up for DPW Auction. Thanks for looking.



 "From The Heart" ©June Rollins

 "Keeper Of The Cosmos" ©June Rollins

 "Keeping Watch" ©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