Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New 8x10

The Outsider- 8x10- oil on canvasboard
Available at Tidewater Gallery in Swansboro

Had fun with this verrrry difficult bowl. it has a weird amber hue to it and the scallops along the top are a real challenge. i feel like i did just ok with it all. when i get this bowl down,there wont be any glass that i wont be able to paint! Isnt that what challenging yourself is all about? i used to practice playing pool with a pool stick stuck in the pocket (to make it smaller) that way when i was playing for money the pocket seemed huge (without the stick in it)
same thing with this bowl. hope you like this one, if not the glass maybe the peppers.

i want to take this opportunity to thank alice and mary for helping me correct some photographing issues. y'all are the best.... thanks!

2 comments:

bonnieluria said...

Wham- Mike you got that carnival glass so dean on. I recognized it before you described it as " amber color glass". Well, it looks like carnival glass to me.

Great colors all around in this one and the new one too- the bright flowers on the stripe chair.

You're right about the thankful parts.

mike rooney studios said...

bonnieluria-
glad you liked the glass and peppers. never heard of carnival glass. the scalloped top was the hardest part. hard enough drawing the oval part of a bowl then add on that scallop. Whew!
i wasnt sure about the chair and flowers. wanted to stress the stripes and downplay the flowers, vase and chair.