Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ten After Noon Finished

Ten After Noon- 22x24- oil on canvas

here's the finished painting and i took it straight off the rooftop down to new elements gallery
i used a ton of thick luscious paint on this one with tons of striations in all the huge slabs of paint. you can see that i lightened up the sky alot and now the sky, bridge, and water relate better. thats all painting is....making all the big shapes relate to each other in a convincing way.

heres the painting when it was about 70% finished. you can see that i stay in the middle values for much of the painting and then in the last 25% i accentuate the differences starting to go darker, lighter and more saturated. thats when its really fun!

2 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It came out great. This bridge resembles the Railroad bridge in Bourne, MA which raises and lowers to accommodate boats and trains

mike rooney said...

thanks mary.this paintings been painted once before and sold before the paint was dry so i did it again!