Back To School

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

2015 30 In 30 Collage, ©June Rollins

Jan. 2015 30 In 30

Jan. 2014 30 In 30

 

2013 Jan 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.

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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!

 

Enter Free Drawing To Win Alcohol Ink Book & 5 DVDs.

Dreamscape No. 606, 3x5, Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Dreamscape No. 606, 3×5, ©June Rollins

Newest Alcohol Ink Dreamscape created last night. Easy, fun, relaxing and inexpensive supplies.

606 set-up web

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

AI Set

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.

They Travelled Afar

Dreamscape No. 599, 4x6 Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

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,

June

Third Time’s The Charm

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:

First Attempt

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.

Second Attempt

Better, but when I looked at it the next morning, it felt “choppy.” I was willing to lose it by re-working again.

Third Attempt

Dreamsacpe No. 596 3web

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!

 

Supplies List – Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid DVD 5

Available Early Sept. In The Dreamscaping Shop

 

I’ve received requests for the supplies list for my newest DVD. Thanks to all for the suggestions to provide prior to DVD being released.  Here it is🙂

Supplies List For DVD 5

Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Dreamscaping With June Rollins®

Alcohol Inks And Acrylic Glazing Liquid DVD 5 features 7 demonstrations showing the possibilities and benefits of incorporating Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid while Dreamscaping with Alcohol Inks. Two of the demos also introduce watercolor.

Adirondack Mariner Collection

Adirondack Conservatory Collection

Adirondack Wild Plum

Adirondack Copper Mixative

Adirondack Silver Mixative

Adirondack Gold Mixative

Adirondack Snow Cap

Adirondack Blending Solution

Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (satin or gloss)

Yupo – cut to sizes 5×5 and 5×7

Sharpie Oil-Based Markers Extra-Fine – Gold and Silver Metallic

*Dr. PH Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor – 241 Gamboge

**Basic Dreamscaping Supplies

*Any professional tube watercolors can be used if diluted and applied with eye dropper or pipette.

**Basic supplies and techniques are explained in book and earlier DVDs.

Suggested Sources to Buy Supplies:

http://www.rangerink.com for Adirondack Products

http://www.dickblick.com for additional supplies

http://www.cheapjoes.com for additional supplies