Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Light and Shade Daisies-SOLD

Drove up in my driveway and what do i see growing next to the house, but these cool daisies. they must be wild... i didnt plant em.

i like the way the white shadow part of the daisy glows, but still stays in the cooler/darker shadow family. thats the challenge of painting things that glow. if you get em too light you destroy the light/shade pattern, a definate no-no in painting.

Sittin' Up- 8x8

Headed to Vision Gallery for the upcoming show

This one's painted from a smaller study done a month ago.

i'm working on keeping the larger ones as loose and spontaneous as the smaller plein air pieces. i'm not there yet but heading in the right direction. now to do it three times as big and keep it loose.


Jeff Mahorney said...

Love the Daisies Mike! Very cool angled composition. Yellow and violet make a beautiful combo. :)

mike rooney studios said...

thanks man! the violet is grayed a bit and made the yellowish daisy jump. good to hear from ya!

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Mike..hope all is well...great job on the daisies and the boat just below it.

mike rooney studios said...

thanks for that.
things are lookin' up finally.
thanks for asking.