Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Duo-6x6-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.


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!