Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Rialto (July PM)-8x10-SOLD

well i know y'all are tired of hearing about the stuff in previous blogs. guess what me too!

the wife let me go out today to try to make a dollar as we're both not working much this past 10 days. i made a big show about "going to work painting" but she's a smart cookie and knew what i was up to. she knew i dont sit around well unless i'm blogging. so she said "well if you have to work you have to work"
being out in the sun painting plein air is very tiring, both mentally and physically (the heat, some ants got mad at me today, tourists etc) but i dont consider it work. actually it was good to get out of the hospital onto the streets pushing paint around.

ive learned that i can go without food a little while (not long LOL), go without surfing/kiteboarding even longer but i MUST paint!
this is a very popular theater in the old Glenwood/5 Points area of Raleigh (about 30 min, from the burn center) and was famous for showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show back in the day. it's iconic old Raleigh and i knew it would look great in the afternoon sun today. and it did!


LSaeta said...

It is great to see that you are back outside and painting. You needed this! Lovely job. We are all still praying for you guys!

Anonymous said...

A detectable shift, when your blog page opened up and a painting appeared. It said you were taking care of yourself which is essential in order to take care of Jamie and your wife.

That's good progress, Mike.

You really got a Hopper-esque feel in this one with the light on the buildings.
Great little factoid about the Rocky Horror Show too.

Still with you.......

Anonymous said...

Glad you got some time to breathe. My family and I are still keeping you in our prayers. My 8 year old asks about you...he's seen your work, and about how Jamie is doing. Blessings to all of you!

mike rooney studios said...

LSaeta- it was good to get out again. thanks for the nice words. its a little rusty but i knew thats part of taking more than a week off. thanks for the prayers

bonnie- yes its great to be back posting paintings. things are getting better and better as each day goes by. thanks for the support bonnie

anonymous- tell your 8 yr old he's now doing fine and please please dont play with matches or fire. thank you two for reaching out to us.

Rick Nilson said...


I like this one a lot. Glad you are out here in northeast NC painting.

mike rooney studios said...


thanks man. this one was fun to keep accurate but loose!