Monday, July 21, 2008

Another yet

this ones from my trip inland last week. i really liked the sky in this one. mixed up several light violets and several light ochres and it helped tie the sky and field together nicely. i love to paint at this time of day, when this one was done, around 5 pm.
its the "golden hour" when the sun is low in the sky, the light is very golden/orange and shadows are long.
Carolina Fields- 8x10- going to the Art Source show in September
if you like it, email me for pricing info

4 comments:

Cooper Dragonette said...

Dynamite Mike. Great temperatures!

mike rooney said...

cooper-
thanks man. painting in that late afternoon sun makes everything you see look like a great painting. when i saw that barn tucked up against that house over that orange field WOW!
theres something fresh about having to bang it out too, where the suns setting so fast too, right? love your stuff keep up the good work and thanks for stopping by

FCP said...

Mike,
I love your clean colors; there is a wonderful sense of warm light in your work.
Faye

mike rooney said...

faye
thanks for the nice words. its wonderful to hear you say that you like the warm light in my stuff because thats the only thing i'm trying to convey is the lighting effect at that moment in time. and of course warm and sunny is my favorite light so painting it is a joy
i love your people and shadows. and the composition has energy because of your cropping them and not showing them full figure. the pool swimmers are cool too.
btw you took a workshop from my hero. i did his 100 blockins and quit my job 2 years ago! now i paint all day and people throw money at me. all because of his book.... isnt life strange?
thanks for stopping by