Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Duo-6x6-SOLD

 SOLD

these cottages are just a few yards from the the atlantic ocean. cant help but think they are always at risk. hurricane season will start ramping up in about a month. water temps here are already in the 80's and thats the fuel these killer storms feed on. hopefully the island will be spared again this year.



The Rankin Family- 18x24

a commission that i just finished. the client wanted the painting to have a loose and comfortable feel, like a snapshot of them doing what they love in their backyard. i started it on site getting the big shapes (minus the people), the colors and spontaneous brushwork. then i shot a bunch of photos of them doing their thing in the yard so i'd have lots of reference material. i took it about a little less than 1/2 done into the studio where i finished it up. i added the family, tweaked shapes, edges, and added subtle color shifts into the big shapes.

2 comments:

Dan said...

Beautiful piece! Love the softness of the trees in the background and the light and shadows in the foreground.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks dan!