Monday, August 31, 2009

Shining in Woods Hole-SOLD

This is from Woods Hole on Cape Cod, where i'm painting again this week. really love the glimmering water and the backlit boats of this early morning scene.
what is it about a harbor with mirrorlike water that is so calming?

South Cape Beaches-9x12
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this is a very crowded beach in Woods Hole. the third of the day. am enjoying pushing paint around on 9x12's today, which is a little bigger than i usually do. was really doing a lot of 8x10's last week. no rhyme or reason to my size choices. maybe there is a subconcious reason, and i just dont know what it is.

South Cape Sunset-9x12

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Hit my stride today.... this was the sixth and final of the day.

the key to very edited paintings is speed. put down just the necessary elements to tell the story. believe me! there was alot of stuff in this scene i left out, or i'd still be out there painting!

feel i paint better the faster i go. why tickle something for hours when you can try to boil something down to its barest elements?

6 comments:

GENICA said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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JMahorney said...

Wow, Mike I am lovin Shining in Woods hole. Love the strokes and my fav is that the background treeline seems perfectly colored (infused with warmth).

mike rooney studios said...

sara- thanks for the nice words and hope you check out my little labor of love often!

jeff- thanks man! having a ball painting cape cod. the temperature contrasts in "shining" were so cool it begged to be painted. the light here is phenomenal. they say its the same as the south of france. dont know but makes me want to go there to

Tracy Bell said...

I am loving your Cape paintings- I especially love the first 2 which didn't have a place to comment. Where do I read about the Cape Cod method of painting? Do you have a video of it? Paint on my friend!

mike rooney studios said...

tracy- thanks!
i'm teaching the Cape Cod technique at Jerrys Art of the Carolina's in November. dont have a video of it. remember when we did blocks in nags head? thats part of it too....
when do you want to plan a workshop in Jan. or Feb?

mike rooney studios said...

tracy- thanks!
i'm teaching the Cape Cod technique at Jerrys Art of the Carolina's in November. dont have a video of it. remember when we did blocks in nags head? thats part of it too....
when do you want to plan a workshop in Jan. or Feb?