Category Archives: June Stratton

Casting Texture – Secco-Fresco 05 | Dec

My recent artwork has been influenced by Antonio Gaudi. I'm applying texture
elements within my paintings. These photos are a glimpse into my process.

The first photo is a detail of the completed American Beauty painting.

The second photo is an in-progress photo of American Beauty showing the
decision making as to where pieces of plaster casts should be placed in the

As in American Beauty there can be over 25 handmade plaster casts in each
painting. Some large area pieces for the background, then going to smaller
floral medallions and sometimes each petal or leaf is cast separately.

As seen in the third photo these casts are made by pressing usually organic
objects into clay then pouring plaster into the clay and pressing linen into
the wet plaster. When the plaster dries you can then peel the linen and
plaster cast away from the clay.

These pieces are generally very thin as shown in the last photo.

I cut each piece to fit into place. Then I adhere and fortify these casts
with modeling paste (marble dust and adhesive). After a drying period and
added sealer I can then paint or gild the secco-fresco.

Voila! New art beginnings!

~ June

A Beauty from June Stratton 16 | Nov

In process for April 06 | Mar


On my studio porch is "Raft" 36 x 36

Sarah and Nelle Iocovozzi my favorite models will appear again as part of my
duo show with talented Adam Hall "Oceana".

It's just around the corner. So excited!


On the easel today 03 | Feb

Almost finished with this piece for my show in April with Adam Hall.

Atlantic Siren 36x36

~ June

On my easel 04 | Jun

"Rainfall" Oil - Silver - Arches Oil Paper on Panel. In progress. Still a
bit to go. : )

Super excited for my show at RLS in August!!

* June

On my easel 26 | Nov


Celestial Roses

30 x 40 - Oil - Silver - Aluminum Panel

A little in progress studio shot. Lots of wispy hair to paint yet.

- June


Lip Gloss 18 | Sep

Beauty Secret * Windsor and Newton Artist's Gloss Varnish * 😉


Still one of my favorite things to do 25 | Jul

Varnishing. "Small Breeze" for the upcoming 12 x 12 show. So excited!


Fresh start 21 | Apr

"Fledglings" 23x48

Just the drawing so far. Looking forward to adding silver and some paint
this weekend.

Happy painter 🙂

View from the palette 25 | Feb

Playing with palm fronds and butterflies : )

In progress sneak peek of "Palm"



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