Monday, November 10, 2008

Moon Rise

Country Moon Rising- 6x6 oil on canvasboard


Saw the moon rising over this little slice of eastern nc landscape and had to jump out and paint it. in this fall season, the sun sets faster than in the summer. so where i used to have an hour and a half to two hours in the summer to paint a late afternoon scene, now its less than an hour. the upside is that the light is better and the air is crisp and doesnt have all the atmosphere of summer. things in the distance appear closer than they do in the summer. the light seems more orange in the light and blue in the shadows.
i love painting at this time of year. come to think of it.... i just love to paint!


anne h ward said...

mike, i particularly like this one. you have captured the season, time of day, and created a great amount of emotion. hoping not to sound corny... this painting speaks to me.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks anne- i love painting late in the afternoon even tho its so difficult this time of year. the scene seems to change color every ten minutes and the shadows too! the upside is the mood you get that you never would get trying to paint from a photo of it. keeps it fresh and loose too when youre scared you wont finish before you cant see anymore. glad you liked this one.