April Paintings

April

Here is a collage of April’s 11 oil paintings.

Some have sold, some are still drying and one is a gift to Martha in appreciation for giving me permission to photograph her sheep and precious lambs.

Doing my best to keep locations representing my work supplied: John C. Campbell Folkschool Craft Shop, Brasstown, NC, Twigs And Leaves Gallery, Waynesville, NC and Mountain Nest, Black Mountain, NC.

How can we not be inspired during this spring season of blooming flowers and prancing, baby, farm animals. Paint, paint, paint, as fast as we can šŸ™‚

Happy Spring To All.

 

 

What I Learned In January

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January paintings, shown above, are hints to a lot of emotional processing. Below are the titles. Wondering if you can match the title to the painting? Of course, if you follow June Rollins ART, you may already know šŸ˜‰

Love My New Winter Coat, Serious House Hunter, Stepping Out, Finding My Way, On A Mission, Ready For Anything, You Talkin’ to Me!?, Watch Yourself, Game On, Just Between Us, Connected, Dreamscape No. 692 and Watched Over.

Here’s how it works. I peruse copyright free photos or my own until one grabs me. Yes, a particular image chooses me. Holds my attention and draws me in. I kinda get lost in it.

Sometimes I know the title immediate.y. Other times I have to study the finished painting until something surfaces. Either way, whatever emerges feels right. There is an awareness or healing that makes me think, Oh, so that’s it, that’s what’s been going on.

Working from my own deep places often transfer to the viewer. Certain paintings really resonate with certain people. Enough so, that they buy them, which gives me an energizing, intrinsic affirmation of doing what I’m supposed to do.

So, how did that one painting get center stage? The one in the middle, larger than all the rest? Because it hums so much within me, it brings tears. It’s title? Watched Over.

Deep and precious painting to you this month.

June

 

Is That The Same Artist?

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Here are my September paintings. A few Alcohol Ink Dreamscapes among some representational oils. When I show both together, people normally don’t think the same artist did them. I must have a clone šŸ˜‰

So much going on in the world. Not much to say this month. Guess the art will need to speak for me.

Art speaks in signs and symbols. No one can explain how it happens that the artist can waken to life in us the existence that (s)he has seen and lives through. No artistic speech is the adequate expression of what it represents; its vital force comes from what is unspoken in it. -Albert Schweitzer

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Character Development

Still having fun painting animals. Thank goodness for inspiration from sites with copyright free photos like morgue file and pixabay. I scroll through image after imageĀ until something speaks to me.

It may be the lighting, value contrasts or movement that grab my attention. Or, it might just be a cute, baby goat like this most recent painting.

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“Young Gruff,” 8×10 Watercolor, Ā©June Rollins

What happens next is the fun in coming up with a title. I will often ask my husband, Rob, for ideas. WithĀ this one he laughed and said, “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” I researched this Norwegian Fairy Tale and decided this goat was “Young Gruff.” The one with high persuasive skills thatĀ went over the bridge first .

I then found myself wondering what the third goat looked like?Ā The one that went over the bridge last and challenged the troll. My image seeking led me to…Billy Goat Gruff.

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“Billy Goat Gruff, 8×10, Watercolor, June Rollins

When I showed Rob, he loved it and said, “What about the middle goat?”

“I don’t know, I might be moving on to something else.”

“Oh yeah,” He teased, “the middle child. Everyone forgets about the middle child.”

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Now, I’m on the look out for that one and only, special, middle child, goat. He will need to be one like no other; not being able to rely on cuteness likeĀ his baby brother,Ā Young Gruff,Ā and not having the status of the oldest like Billy Goat Gruff. The search for betterĀ character development continues. Both of these goats and I hope a third very soon are listed for sale in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

Happy seeking and storytelling to All.

 

Call Of The Wild

Beginning to follow a pull to paint animals and birds. Not domesticated, but wild.Ā Introducing the Call Of The Wild Series. Feels energizing.

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The Leading Muse

Auction Info: Barn OwlĀ (sold)

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Red Fox In Process. (sold)

See finished painting and auction info at: Red Fox

Follow the Call Of The Wild Journey: June Rollins ART

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. – Don Williams, Jr.