Friday, January 11, 2008

Entrapped-8x6- oil on c.b.

contact me if you like this one for $99.

Another 70's glass from the thrift store find in nags head. have done several large florals and a few boats in marina settings this week.

i havent done a mini lesson in a while so here goes.

remember when you are painting anything- break the scene into shapes that are in the light and shapes that are in the dark. just decide which the shape you see is in. if youre painting the light shapes warm then paint the shadows cool and visa versa. then go back after thats done and paint an intermediate in between them to knock off the extreme value change between the light and shadow. this will round it and show the form. you'll know what to do from there!

heading back to southern beaches tomorrow after a wonderful week of painting with sue. she and robbie have been wonderful hosts and she's a great painting partner. we turned out lots of stuff . look for it on my website where i post the larger pieces that will go to galleries at


paintingsbyb.price said...

hey mike
just got back in town. your blog is looking great.great still lifes , now get outside its not that cold. ha ha.

Brad Price

mike rooney studios said...

your right its been really warm for january hasnt it.
glad you like the blog. its fun and makes me experiment with different subject matter than i probably would have messed with if i wasnt doing it.
your kitchen stuff is amazing. keep it up. i'll keep checking your blog for more.
are you up for having links to each others blogs? let me know ok?

paintingsbyb.price said...

sure we can link up. I'll be in Tucson, AZ. on tues. for ten days.
taking all paints for some great plein air practice. I'll try to up load pictures and paintings while I'm there. Good time to buy an umbrella.