There’s been a lot of interest in dreamscaping with alcohol Inks.
The first alcohol ink youtube I created has had over 4,000 views.
I’ve been inspired by what I’ve seen others create and wanted a centralized place where we could post and view our work.
So, I’ve just created:
Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes & More
A new facebook group for us to share our creations. The “More” is for artists using alcohol inks in a more abstract or representational way or on surfaces other than yupo. Metal, glass, jewelry, ceramics, etc.
I met an artist yesterday using alcohol inks on gourds
This is an open group, but only members can post.
Membership approved by admin, (me).
If you’re experimenting with alcohol inks and would like to share your creations and be inspired by others, this is a group to consider.
Get in on the ground level and let’s keep dreaming
Teachers love it when the students get it.
This past weekend, my Second Saturday Painters got it!
They got the importance of Pigment Planning before beginning the painting.
This is the example that did it:
Reference Photo For Iris No. 17
Pigment Planning Chart
For Iris No. 17
Most of the watercolor demos on this blog
show the pigment planning chart I do before beginning the painting.
Here are the links:
I think what really drilled it home this time was when I showed them the pigment chart I used for Iris No. 16 and said,
“I’m using the same pigments for Iris No.’s 16 and 17.”
“I’m just mixing them in different degrees.”
For Iris No. 16
Iris No. 16
Iris No. 16
Mouths dropped open and eyes widened.
Everyone, eagerly went back to their seats with an earnest, new found passion
for the importance of color mixing and knowing their pigments.
As for myself, with the pigment planning complete for Iris No. 17,
I feel ready to begin too.
Happy Painting To All Today!
On Oct. 1 I taught a local watercolor workshop and the group asked if we could meet the second Sat. of every month. I was impressed with their desire to learn and practice this challenging medium. And I’m excited about the possibilities from working with such a group of dedicated watercolorists.
If you live nearby and would like to join us, I’m going to be offering watercolor classes at Anson County Center, 605 McLaurin St, from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. No classes in Dec. Monthly meetings resume Jan. 2012.
Sat., Nov. 12 Workshop Choices Are:
9am -12pm- “Come Test The Waters” is for the absolute beginner. A perfect way to see if watercolor is for you without investing in the supplies. Watercolor supplies are provided. Cost: $55. Class Size limited to 10.
1-4pm “Back To Basics” – For those with watercolor experience, but maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve painted. Supplies not included. Cost $35. Class size limited to 12.
Pre-registration required – To register, e-mail email@example.com
Visit June’s website for more info: www.junerollins.com
For the past five weeks I’ve devoted my creative energy into preparing and teaching a beginning watercolor workshop series at ALS, www.artistleague.org. We had our last class this past Friday and an e-mail I received from one of my students, which I believe is representative of the group, confirmed the effort had been worthwhile.
I have really enjoyed your watercolor classes and am so happy that I took them. I am no longer afraid to sit down to a clean sheet of watercolor paper. It will not even take discipline, because it is something I want to do. During my drive yesterday after class, the first thing I noticed was the late afternoon sunlight through the trees onto our lawn— it was beautiful and I thought – that would make a nice watercolor!
The joy of having artist’s eyes!
I’m changing gears now, shifting my focus and preparing for my next painting. I chose the subject today. Or, she may have chosen me.
How did I come by this exquisite model?
Thank you for the memories and the inspiration.
I have always felt that one of the most important objectives of a teacher is to show you new ways of seeing, rather than how to paint.
Enjoy The Journey,