My May focus was flowers from my own reference photos. Here are the nine completed paintings of flowers growing in our flower garden except for the daisies that grow naturally by the road where we live. I took many more photos to use as references later, as my June focus will be landscapes.
“Summer Storm,” 4×4, Oil, ©June Rollins
Here’s the first, actually completed for a May assignment in an online oil painting course I’ve enrolled in with Bill Inman. I’ll continue to study and learn from his approach in June. *Many opportunities to begin again as I am learning!
The above paintings, plus more, are up for auction in my Daily Paintworks Gallery.
I’ve posted process steps of some of the above flower paintings and will be posting June Landscapes at: June RollinsART.
*Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely. -Henry Ford
He Has Inspired Me To Paint
As Many Autumn Dreamscapes
As I Can The Next Few Weeks.
I Did These Three Today!
This will be our first Autumn in the Southwestern tip on NC. We feel encircled and cradled by the mountains, looming large around us.
The other day as we were in the car together, driving through town, I said, “It’s beginning to happen.”
“What,” he said, with hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
“The mountains, they’re beginning to change. In a few weeks they’ll be all colors.”
There was a brief pause as we took it all in.
“And after that,” he said, “They’ll be all brown sticks.”
The vivd colors in my mind began to mix and neutralize….
“And then, they’ll be covered in a blanket of white,” he said, as he continued driving us forward….
It’s an ever-changing, impermanence, we paint….