Almost Perfect…

But Not Quite.

Dreamscape No. 509, 5x7, Alcohol Inks Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 509, 5×7, Alcohol Inks
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Day 25 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Working with blending to neutralize and create atmospheric illusion.

Today’s Awareness

Wanting it to be perfect, sometimes gets in the way.

Let’s Keep Dreaming :)

Sometimes We Just Want To Dream

That’s When I Turn To Dreamscaping.

Dreamscape No. 508, 5x7, Alcohol Inks, Yupo Dreamscaping with June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 508, 5×7, Alcohol Inks, Yupo
Dreamscaping with June Rollins®

Day 24 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Near the end of the week when I come home from work, I’m tired. The energy just isn’t there to keep on working (on my art). Alcohol ink Dreamscaping is calming and energizing at the same time. Calming, because of watching the inks flow. Energizing because Dreamscapes seem to appear on their own.

Dreamscape No. 508 is created on yupo, but similar techniques and products used are covered in my 3rd Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping DVD.

Today’s Awareness

It’s okay just to flow with the inks. If it brings me joy, isn’t that enough?

Let’s Keep Dreaming :)

Marilyn

Marilyn, 5x7, Oil ©June Rollins

Marilyn, 5×7, Oil
©June Rollins

Day 22 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: I love Marilyn’s sweet disposition and pretty shape; plus, how her blue black feathers look in the sunlight  :)

Today’s Awareness

Smaller is not necessarily easier :)

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

Here A Chick, There A Chick…

And A Rooster Too!

Edward & Friends 16x20, Oil ©June Rollins

Edward & Friends
16×20, Oil
©June Rollins

Days 20 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Margaret, Edward and Marilyn live at John C. Campbell Folk School. A few months ago Edward was rescued from the jaws of a dog. His wounds have healed and he’s getting his moxie back. Even with a residual, slight limp, he thinks he’s boss. Margaret (left), is really the one in charge and Marilyn (right), is the sweetest and my favorite :)

Today’s Awareness

One of the difficult things about pulling off a painting you really love that also gets a lot of great feedback, (last week’s Swan), is you wonder, “Can I do that again?” So, I took on a more difficult undertaking. I worked from two of my photos and larger. Can’t compare apples to oranges :)

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

I Love My Swan

Swan, 12x16, Oils ©June Rollins

Swan, 12×16, Oils
©June Rollins

Day 16 & 17 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Yesterday morning was 4 failed sketching attempts :/ No benefits in sharing my dirty laundry. Yesterday evening was a “let’s look at this a new way” determination and much better 5th sketch!

I’m normally too tired to paint in the evenings, but getting the sketch right had given me inspiration and energy. Next time I had an awareness, surprised to see, close to midnight! It’s been a long time since I’ve had evening, creative energy or the anticipation upon waking and scurrying to see painting efforts of day before :)

Today’s Awareness

Honing drawing skills is a welcomed, rewarding discipline, when “finally getting it right,” leaves me energized and inspired. A sign I’m on the right path.

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

Painting Early This Morning

Kingfisher, Oil, 8x10 ©June Rollins

Kingfisher, Oil, 8×10
©June Rollins

Today’s Awareness

Day 15 – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge: Predawn studio time might be the ticket. Happy to get something down. We won’t even talk about being on unchartered territory :)

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

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