Sunday, September 9, 2012



now dont you wish this was you right now? nothing to do all day but paint beautiful Maine beachscapes in plein air!
this is rita putting into practice the stuff she learned at the recent Acadia Workshop Center plein air class i held. values, color mixing and simplifying the scene are at the heart of my curriculum and prepares you for the monumental task of painting something decent in the outdoors.
those who paint from photos in comfortable conditions, with smooth jazz playing in the background, north light streaming in their studio windows all day, and who have never ventured outside with paint and canvas, have no idea just how monumental! just saying  :D


jimmy craig womble said...

Hope workshop went well, Rooney. Great light in the 12x16.

Lora said...

You captured a beautiful sensation of light in this painting!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

these are some fabulous paintings Mike. I WOULD like to be sitting right there!

mike rooney studios said...

see you soon jimbo

thanks lora and mary!