Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The 10:01-SOLD

Painted this looking into Raleigh off a bridge near the Govenor Morehead School. i was stopped in my tracks (pun intended LOL) by the contrast between the large dark tree in the foreground on the right and the hazy buildings in the distance. even the trees in the middle ground are muted and hazy and theyre very close. i think i captured the humid atmosphere on this one by keeping things more and more desaturated as they go further back in the landscape.

seems good to get out on the streets again and get out of that hospital room. Did three today.
Jamie's doing better and better and his appetite is coming back which is a good sign. he's also starting to itch which means the new skin is bonding. Praise God!

thanks to all that have kept in contact by emails and here on the blog. you were my lifeline to the outside world during our hospital vigil. appreciate all that support!


shb27609 said...

Hey Mike,

I am loving your Raleigh paintings. I am also happy to hear that Jamie is doing better. I know this has been a very trying time for him and your family. I will continue to keep him in my prayers.

Susan Burleson

Neiley said...

I am also keeping Jamie in my prayers. So glad to hear you are all doing better. I enjoy all your beautiful paintings and your thoughts. Your paintings inspire me as well as your positive outlook - thank you.

mike rooney studios said...

shb27609- thanks susan.i'm enjoying discovering places to paint in raleigh. contrary to popular belief most good paintings come from days/weeks of scouring the countryside to get a feel for the city/area.
thanks for the prayers too!

neiley- thanks for your support and the nice words. this incident has made crystal clear what is truly important, family. the junk we think is important pales in comparison when it comes down to it right?

laine lea said...

Mike, I occassionaly find your blog and love your, reading of the ordeal you and your famly have been through - hope things continue to improve and that Jamie is recovering steadily -both physically and meantally.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks Laine Lea. he's doing much better now and has left the burn unit. and thanks for the nice words about my work. appreciate it!