Monday, June 13, 2011

June Light on Homestead-8x10



if youre interested in this one contact me


this ones got some of the simplicity and the spontaneous look that i'm chasing right now. painting is way more fun when i challenge myself to grow in a certain direction, get out of my comfort zone. chase the dragon so to speak. i think burnout occurs when you do the same old thing the same old way, time after time. by simplicity and spontaneous looking i mean how you dont need to see grass shapes going vertically in front of you to know that this is a grassy yard. see the three strokes of paint right on the line between the dark green and the warm light green? thats simplicity. observe the shape, the "gesture" of it, then determine what is the most simple way to express that with the brush. the modulations in the dark green shape "suggest" grass without a tiny brush painting vertical grass. the trick for me is knowing what to paint with a tiny brush and what not to paint with a tiny brush. down with tiny brushes!

4 comments:

DGehman said...

This last series is fantastic stuff - 3 kings, old beach houses, end of the beach road -- great captures of what it's like on those dunes. Wow.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks dave. i'm having a ball hanging on beach road doing these dunes and beach houses.my kinda subject matter and its close to my house to boot!

Giselle McMenamin said...

Again another great piece Mike.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks giselle!