Call of the Wild Series Continues…

bear-process

17th in Call of the Wild Series

Kodiak Brown Bear with some of the process steps.

Now up for Auction:

Kodiak Brown Bear

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Steps For Cow Painting

Reference Photo, ©June Rollins

Reference Photo, ©June Rollins

Below are the steps for the painting created from this reference photo.

Read story behind the photo: last week’s post

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Study photo by moving in close with a magnifying glass.

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Experiment with different color mixes to determine best choices.

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Cover the paper with a bold, loose, first wash.

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Tackle main subject first.

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Continue, one cow at a time 🙂

Sorry, Private Party, 12 x 28, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

Sorry, Private Party, 12 x 28, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

Step back to determine best approach for background and foreground finishing touches. Thank you for stopping by!

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Coming soon, previews of my 2 new, watercolor DVDs:

Introduction To Watercolor

Have Fun With Watercolor

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Day 28

Day 28, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

Day 28, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

Recognize the same colors and similar small flower shapes that were in Day 27? It’s another cropped section from the same source I continued to work. If you look closely, you may be surprised like I was with the unplanned, uncontrived, rather cute, emerging T-Rex. Or, maybe I’m just seeing things 😉

See Day 28 works by over 1,200 artists participating in Jan. 30 in 30 Challenge.

Day 26

Day 26, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

Day 26, Watercolor, ©June Rollins

Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau

Even usual placement of my signature was distracting for this painting’s message. Minimalist approach using Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Watercolors.

See Day 26 works by over 1,200 artists participating in Jan. 30 in 30 Challenge.

Recent Interview Really Made Me Think

I was recently contacted by Debbie at Work Your Art for an interview. Her questions really made me think.

What’s been working well for you?

What are you struggling with?

What is your favorite piece from your current collection? (I had 2, hope you recognize this one) 🙂

Dreamscape No. 307 - Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping  Quick Reference Guide Book Cover

Dreamscape No. 307 – Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Quick Reference Guide Book Cover

You may want to ask yourself the same questions. Or, you might be a little curious to see how I answered the above and more. If so, visit: Interview With June Rollins

"Emerging,"  Watercolor, June Rollins

“Emerging,” Watercolor, © June Rollins

This watercolor is my other favorite, a symbol of my current direction.

Thanks for helping me take time to reflect, Debbie!