Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Diffused Light on Boat-6x8-SOLD

Finally back out in the field behind an easel. it was so great to look out the window this morning and see sweet sunshine! i dashed out the door eager to paint in Swan Quarter marina and saw this boat sitting on mirror smooth water. it was nice to push the paint around again. i discovered today the secret to doing dock poles. instead of using sap green as the base color (like i used in the treeline) i used some toned down viridian. keeps the poles from fading into the tree colors. then i repeated some of the viridian into the stripe on the boat.

4 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

Glad to see this great painting. It is really great.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks doug!

Springs Gallery said...

Sigh, wish I could paint boats this good. Someday...

mike rooney studios said...

stick with it springs. practice makes perfect!