A recent interview request from Alexis Bonavitacola for her Alcohol Ink Art Ecourse prompted me to realize that 5 years ago this month Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping made its debut.
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…
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. – Yogi Berra
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.
Thirty Days Has September…
And 30 more Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes!
The Common Denominator
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:
2015 30 In 30 Collage, ©June Rollins
Jan. 2015 30 In 30
Jan. 2014 30 In 30
Jan. 2013 30 In 30
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!
Congratulations to Elaine Gibb! I have been notified that she is the winner of the random drawing for the Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Guide and DVDs.
Thanks to all 378 of you for participating!
Let’s Keep Dreaming,
Dreamscape No. 606, 3×5, ©June Rollins
Newest Alcohol Ink Dreamscape created last night. Easy, fun, relaxing and inexpensive supplies.
Alcohol Inks, Blending Solution, Yupo and a plastic straw can guide you into a relaxed, dreamscaping, creative place. Wonderful medium for beginners. Supplies used above (L-R): Adirondack Purple Twilight, Pearl Mixative, Citrus, Indigo, Gold Mixative, Blending Solution. See DVD Previews
Here’s an opportunity to enter a free drawing for a chance to win Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Guide and 5 DVDs. $120 Value. Ends May 2. Enter Here.
Dreamscape No. 599, 4×6
Dreamscaping With June Rollins®
I have always been drawn to the story of the Magi. I drew inspiration from them for Dreamscape No. 599, shown above.
Upon deeper study the facts don’t line-up with our traditional stories. We don’t know there were 3 and their visit did not occur at Jesus’s birth. But they are still much loved characters in our Crèche because of what they represent: seeking, courage, discernment, faith and steadfast, unwavering belief.
In all traditions, the seeker’s journey has poignant significance. May we all be like the Magi in our seeking and journeying.
Holy Blessings To Us All,
One of the greatest characteristics about alcohol inks is that they can easily be re-worked. Here’s an example of what I mean with the re-working of Dreamscape No. 596:
Some parts I loved, some I didn’t. The sky texture became a little too rough and the white rectangle in lower right quadrant was an eye-grabber.
Better, but when I looked at it the next morning, it felt “choppy.” I was willing to lose it by re-working again.
Toned down the whites, added gold highlights and lost some edges.
Felt good about signing this one.
I actually like the patina that develops when alcohol inks are re-worked and layered. I often re-work, not for the purpose of correcting, but creating.
Some mediums are more agreeable to re-working than others. There’s always gesso and collage for extreme therapeutic measures 🙂
Bring out your not so favorites and give them another chance. Happy Discoveries!