Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Teaching the Classics- 4x20

Liked the long format on this piece. and the somewhat diagonal composition and how the teachers hand with the pen in it, leads you down into the shape.

i'll be teaching a plein air workshop in raleigh at Art Source friday and saturday and we'll be painting around the historic neighborhood called Five Points. call them if you'd like to come. i think there is a spot or two left. class size is small for individual attention. i'll be teaching in Manteo at the Dare Co. Arts Council next weekend. you can contact them to sign up as well.

i'll be teaching alot about "center of interest", and this piece has a very evident one. the teacher with her white papers against her dark coat, her outstretched hand, and the fact that she's taller than the kids makes her the focal point of this painting.

i can really identify with the last little guy at the end on the right. a part of the group but he's kinda doing his own thing!


paintingsbyb.price said...

hey mike center of interest is nice on this piece, and i like the boy head to balance everything.

mike rooney said...

thanks brad. used two composition designs on this one. diagonal and steelyard. thats why it hangs together.
i'm checking your blog regular as well. thanks for checking in...