Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jose's Cuban Cantina-6x8-SOLD

Today i have good news and bad!

just got into a gallery here in key west called The Gallery on Greene. i've dreamed of getting into this gallery for two years, but knew back then i had to keep painting and improving to get in. it is the most high powered and prestigious gallery in key west and carries Suzie De Poo-Zuzek, Peter Vey, James Kerr, Priscilla Coote and several more of south florida's best painters. here's their link-

The Gallery on Greene

That was the good news, now the bad. i've got to paint like a maniac to get the gallery a seasons worth of paintings and just 6 more weeks to get it done! so i'll have to back off the "50 for $50 Series" to assure that i can get the gallery enough work to hold em for awhile. i will still be doing them as studies for larger paintings, i just can't guarantee that i'll get 25 more. so get what you can when you see em!

7 comments:

francesca said...

I really like the far trees color variations,look very 'cape' like...congrats on new gallery!

mike rooney studios said...

thanks francesca- that cape school runs in my veins. i love it as good as you do! really captures the lighting effect of the moment doesnt it?
getting in the new gallery means i can introduce the "cape technique" to the florida keys!

Rick Nilson said...

Mike Rooney, you got it going on down there. Name dropper. You inspire me.

Steve said...

Mike, congratulations on the new gallery!
This a really cool piece...love those glass blocks, and your background really conveys a sense of distance as you travel down the street. Glad you finally got one done without becoming a crime victim or by being bullied around by suspicious elderly residents LOL.
Steve

mike rooney studios said...

rick- thanks man! remember name dropping is the best way to market yourself/brag LOL

steve- these conch republic senior citizens are a trip! today a street bum tried to give me a cigarette. i need to lose the bookbag to carry my stuff in. thats a dead give-away that youre homeless in key west!

Warren said...

Mike...I'm thrilled that you got into a gallery you have been wishing for......that must feel very good!! You prove that hard work pays off...........if I could only get motivated........

Steve said...

When bums start giving you handouts, you know it's time for a change LOL.
How did the Art Walk demo go for you last night?