New Discovery – Acrylic Glazing With Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping

Have been experimenting with different mediums to enhance Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping effects. My current favorite is Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid  which is also the focus of my next DVD to be released late Sept. early Oct.

A few drops added during the Dreamscaping Process, creates even more varied and interesting textures. It gives the inks more workability by providing a longer drying time which also makes it much easier to create those challenging, blended, soft-edges without lightening the inks!

Plus, creating larger Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes has become easier with Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid! Above is an 11 x14 in process.

Dreamscape No. 548, 11x14, Alcohol Inks Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 548, 11×14, Alcohol Inks
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

I’m eager to demo and share these discoveries for the first time with my students in the June 9 & 10 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at Florence Thomas Art School. Two More Openings. For more details or to register: Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop

 

Color Departure

Dreamscape No. 542, 3×5, Alcohol Inks

I didn’t realize this was a color departure for me until Michelle, one of my AI FB friends, made the comment, so pretty June, and such a colour departure for you.

I thought, she’s right!

Do you have tried and true, go-to colors like I do? To keep things fresh, consider a color departure. It helps to have others view your art for objective feedback, in case you’ve departed without knowing :)

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Want feedback on your Alcohol Ink Art? Consider joining these groups:

Alcohol Ink Artists

Alcohol Ink & Mixed Media

Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping

Alcohol Ink Art Community

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Want to see a professional Alcohol Ink Artist Website? Visit: Michelle Hudson Fine Art

Only a couple of seats left in my June 9 & 10 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop. Hope to see you there! Details: Florence Thomas Art School

Before Tossing That Almost Empty Paint Tube…

Get Out Your Pliers…

And Palette Knife.

There may be more pigment in that almost empty tube than we thought!

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Don’t Miss This Sunday Night’s Name That Painting GIVEAWAY!

I love the simplicity of the above Watercolor Dreamscape. It invites the viewer to enter into the painting and rest. The soft-edged, minimal, abstracted shapes suggest different interpretations.  Because there is a learning attempt on the back, not listing for sale. But am offering in this Sunday Night’s Name That Painting GIVEAWAY!

Enter the drawing by suggesting your title for this Watercolor Dreamscape on Sun., June 1 at:

June Rollins ART

See last SUNDAY’S GIVEAWAY on my Facebook Art Page: June Rollins ART

 

Watercolor Dreamscaping – Observing Simplicity

This morning I’m feeling drawn to simplicity and being an observer in the painting process.

Less is not only more, it’s liberating. One touch of the brush on the paper and stepping away. Amazed at how much better the result, when attuned to the naturally occurring effects of pigment and water on paper.

Dreamscaping in Watercolor puts me in a place of watchful awareness and quiet wonderment.

A good place to be.

 

Want To Take An Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop With June Rollins?

 

Here’s an opportunity to enroll in a June 9 & 10 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at Florence Thomas Fine Art School in West Jefferson, NC.  For more details or to register, contact Meghan. Three spaces open.

Only Teaching Two Workshops In 2014

Other than a June 23, 9am-12pm Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshop at Tri-County Community College, this will be the only time I will be offering a workshop this year.

Unable to attend? Consider Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Quick Reference Guide and DVDs in

The Dreamscaping Shop

Reclaim Your Inner Artist By Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Unseen Video From Level 1 DVD Filming

In September 2012 during the filming of my Level 1 Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping DVD,

I filmed the creating of Dreamscape No. 210, one of my favorites.

Dreamscape No. 210, 5x7, sold Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 210, 5×7, Sold
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

I didn’t use it because the process took so many twists and turns. There was also the faint background humming of a refrigerator in some segments and my very crooked painting apron :(

Not all days run smoothly and some Dreamscapes don’t either, I’ve decided to share 7 Rescue Attempts for One Struggling Dreamscape. I hope you can use some of these ideas for your own Dreamscapes that are almost perfect, but not quite. Here’s to not giving up too soon!