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That artist who moves alcohol inks around with a coffee stirrer got a mention in this Jan. 15 Tim Holtz video at 6:00 min mark. I think they’re called Dreamscapes Check out the fun alcohol Ink and mixed-media techniques in this video too!
1. Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping is fun, relaxing and great for beginning artists because it is so easy and supplies are so inexpensive. Okay I already knew that, but it was my lifesaver when falling behind this month
2. If you have the ink consistency just right in the sky, Snow Cap makes a perfectly round, awesome (larger than Metallic Mixative) moon that takes on the sky color tint.
3. Piñata Rich Gold can be diluted to slight sparkles to illuminate skies and water, thin lines for edging mountain ridges or larger shapes simulating lights from distant towns.
4. Creating imaginary faces from Andrew Loomis’ formula was intriguing for me but not popular with June Rollins ART Facebook viewers. Mace, Spock, Antonio and Janine received the least amount of likes. And yes, of course I named them
5. Paint My Photo is an encouraging online community of photographers and artists. Photographers post non-copyrighted images they actually want artists to paint from.
The Potter, (not in the above 30 in 30 Collage) was also painted this month during Chantel’s January Atelier. Yes, I took on 30 in 30 Challenge and working in a new medium. It was a whirlwind month. Pricing Info for The Potter
7. Lilli is in the center of the collage for a reason. She is the heart of the month for me. I loved painting her and I loved even more the expression on her owner’s face when she saw this painting of her.
You can see all of the above collage paintings in larger format at: June Rollins ART
Thanks for checking-in and wishing all a Fearless February of persistence and determination.
In Nov. 2010, I submitted these twelve AI Dreamscapes in a Mint Hill Arts Small Treasures Show. This work was quite different from my representational watercolors and I wondered how it would be received. Four sold and I received two requests to teach Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Workshops.
I was faced with a fork in the road on a 10 year path I have been traveling in watercolor…
Facing a fork in the road decision? Mr. Berra, suggests in his book, the paths could merge again
Check in with June Rollins Art to see more memories from the past 5 years of Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping. Who could have ever guessed where this fork would lead when I was first introduced to Alcohol Inks in Aug. 2009.
Although I used different colors and brands of alcohol inks, Snow Cap is used in each and everyone. I like the shine, slight relief and pastel, opaque quality Snow Cap provides.
Thanks to all who kept up with each day at June Rollins ART FB Page. Your likes and comments very much appreciated.
Larger images of the above paintings along with comments are currently still in the newsfeed.
Many thanks to Leslie Saeta for offering this challenge and making Sept. 2015 memorable and productive!
Wrapping up summer by making a daily painting commitment. Maybe you need a back to school boost too?
I’m taking on Leslie Saeta’s 30 In 30 September Painting Challenge.
Without a doubt, daily painting challenges have been fun and beneficial. Collages and links of previous challenges shown below:
In July 2013… 38 Dreamscapes in 31 Days…
38 In 31 is a slideshow link of all these works. It takes a few seconds to load.
It’s been encouraging and beneficial to look back on these efforts to gear up for the 2015 September Challenge.
I won’t be posting here every day in Sept. as I have previous 30 in 30 challenges. To follow each day’s painting on Facebook, like June Rollins Art. I’ll only be writing a blog post here with the collage summary at the end of Sept/early Oct.
Until then, wishing all happy painting and joyous productivity!