From The Ground Up

The operative word is “up.”

Orange Ground On Textured Gesso Canvas Panel ©June Rollins :)

Orange Ground On Textured Gesso Canvas Panel
©June Rollins :)

Today’s Awareness

Day 14 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Studio hours are limited now. With this small start, I will be attracted to all things blue and green today :)

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chines Proverb

When Struggling….

Wise Owl, Oils, 8×10
©June Rollins

Today’s Awareness

When struggling, try to let something surface that’s calling to be painted.

Most recent watercolor attempts were in the trash. Felt a lot of resistance. Almost didn’t paint today. Began searching through photos. Ran across an owl I had recently downloaded from Wet Canvas Image Library. Felt a tug. Why not take out the oils I bought a couple of years ago….Got lost in the challenge. Encouraged. Thankful. (Day 13 – 30 in 30)

Reaching For Something

Dreamscape No. 1, 13x17, Watercolor Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 1, 13×17, Watercolor
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day Twelve of 30 in 30 Challenge - A larger version modeled after Day One

Today’s Awareness

Watercolor Dreamscaping…more challenging.

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? – Robert Browning

Want To Learn More About Watercolor Dreamscaping? Me too :)

 

Ready To Move On

Dreamscape No. 507, 4x4, Ceramic Tile Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 507, 4×4, Ceramic Tile
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day Eleven of 30 in 30 Challenge - Used Piñata Santa Fe Red and Baja Blue, Adirondack Gold and Copper Mixatives

Today’s Awareness

Alcohol Inks are fun and forgiving with quick results. Aspiring now to further experimentation in Watercolor Dreamscaping…

Want To Learn More About Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping? Visit: What Is Dreamscaping?

Going For The Gold

Dreamscape No. 506, 4x4, Ceramic Tile Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 506, 4×4, Ceramic Tile
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day Ten of 30 in 30 Challenge - Used Piñata Santa Fe Red and Baja Blue and LOTS of Adirondack Gold.  Yes, same colors used previous 3 days, only in different amounts.

Today’s Awareness

 Adirondack Gold Metallic Mixative Enriches.

Want To Learn More About Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping? Visit: What Is Dreamscaping?

Near Opposites Attract Too

Looks Like She Used Orange And Blue.

Almost. I used near opposites on the color wheel.

Dreamscape No. 505, 4x4 Ceramic Tile Dreamscaping with June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 505, 4×4 Ceramic Tile
Dreamscaping with June Rollins®

Day Nine of 30 in 30 Challenge - Used Piñata Santa Fe Red and Baja Blue, Adirondack Gold. They are red and blue/green with a little gold metallic that alters temperature, intensity and hue. Yes, same as used previous 2 days.

Today’s Awareness

There are many, many variations with only 2-3 colors. And most times, especially when learning, the fewer the colors, the better the probability of a resulting painting that pleases us.

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FREE VIDEO DEMO

To see a free Alcohol Ink Dreamcaping video demo (including supplies list) of color opposites, orange and blue, visit:

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Does Anyone See A Jellyfish?

I hope not.

Dreamscape No. 504, 4×4, Ceramic Tile
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day Eight of 30 in 30 Challenge – Used Piñata Santa Fe Red and Baja Blue, Adirondack Gold

Why Did I Ask You If You See A Jellyfish In My Painting?

Yesterday morning, right as I posted my Day 7 Efforts on my FB ART Page this comment popped up as if it had been waiting in a darkened hallway to scare me:

Looks like a swordfish and a salmon.

I looked at my Dreamscape closer…did it? Sometimes that happens. Abstracted shapes can look like all sorts of things….All day I wondered, does Dreamscape No. 503 look like swordfish and salmon? Maybe someone else would comment otherwise…Later I checked to see 3 likes, but they were just my friends, probably feeling embarrassed for me… No other comments on my  FB ART Page appeared after the swordfish salmon decree. It must be true.

When I got home from work,  I visited a new Alcohol Ink & Mixed Media Facebook Group I’ve recently joined. That morning, I had also posted the Swordfish & Salmon there. At first I held my breath, there were many, many comments under it, but all complimentary and not one mention of any fish :)

Today’s Awareness

Shake it off, shake it off! And keep on painting :)

Or

If you are a collector of jellyfish paintings and you see a jellyfish in Dreamscape No. 504 shown above. Why, I hadn’t thought of it that way, but yes, I see what you mean :) How do you feel about swordfish and salmon? I have an awesome Dreamscape of swordfish and salmon :D

Want To Learn More About Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping? Visit: What Is Dreamscaping?