Friday, June 17, 2011

Afternoon Cottages-6x8-SOLD

SOLD


Radio Island Boatyard-16x12



if youre interested in this painting contact me



Believe it or not junk is hard to paint! gotta simplify it to make it "read" right. my plein air attempt i was obsessing about painting the junk and wasnt looking at the big picture. when i got it home it was very confusing and i was losing the barrel and boats. in the studio i simplified the pile and the foreground. all of a sudden i could see all the elements in the painting again. youve heard the saying live and learn. for painters its "paint and learn".

4 comments:

Karsten said...

Love the greens and oranges in this one!

Nancy Clearwater Herman said...

I love all these seashore paintings. You really have captured the light at the shore somehow. Congratulations.

jimmy craig said...

Tell your readers how you lost your subject midway through your first painting, Rooney! Ahh, the trials and tribulations of site painting. See you soon!

mike rooney studios said...

thanks karsten and nancy!

jimmy c- oh yeah! gotta paint from memory alot of the time right? especially in busy boatyards.