Friday, April 22, 2011

Lumina Ave Shapes 12x12

Headed to the City Art show in Greenville. Opening reception is May 12th


The atlanta workshop is over and next up is a three day workshop in Nags Head NC, starting this monday.

Felt good to work out a few problems on this in the studio. i had the yellow building in the middle ground too dark and too cool so i lightened and warmed it up. when i did it plein air it was partially in sun and partially in shadow ( midtone). it was correct but didnt look good on the painting. then i put some broken color in the shadows, sky and pavement in light to add subtlety and extra color vibration.

Always paint what looks good on the canvas, regardless of whether it was really there or not.

4 comments:

Springs Gallery said...

Very nice, Mike. The south seems to have a softness of light, which adds to its charm.

Douglas Clark said...

The colors and feeling of light are great as always.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks springs gallery and doug! they say coastal nc has the same kind of light as the south of france. never been there but it must be sweeet!

Susanna Pantas said...

Love this painting, Mike! I used to work out at "the crest" - a gym that used to be housed right next to that teal building with the strange square glass windows. Great capture of an iconic Wrightsville Beach, NC, scene!