Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
i'm hard at work peddleing up and down the island of ocracoke nc. if you've never been you gotta check out this island vibe. you take the cedar island ferry over for two hours and once you get here park the car and get a bike to get around. it reminds me alot of the laid back attitude key west has (without the 18 hr drive
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Things come together once you lay in the lights. the tough thing is to keep it loose but not sloppy. i like the burnt orangeish shadows against the light flesh. kathy webers been saying in her blog that the figures look good when you lighten up the shadows on the flesh, so i tried to do that in this one. tried also to have a nice variety of warm skin tones and cool ones. the people in the middle-ground were fun to describe in a few strokes.
making sure the shadow shapes are always darker than the light shapes makes life easier! i also kept this very high key by not having any dark darks. this gives the illusion that light is bouncing all around, and its really sunny. like at the beach right?
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
New works by Mike Rooney and Kristin Gibson
i'm in a two man show at City Art Gallery showing my latest works since i got back from Key West.
if you like this one contact me or Rowley Gallery in Orleans, Mass.
Waterfront Glimpse (revised) 10x8
if you like it contact me or Rowley Gallery, Orleans, Mass.
Had to do a few small changes to this one. see if you can see what changes i made. the original is the May 7th post below. kinda like those puzzles where they hide an object and you have to find it.
Monday, May 10, 2010
see how ive added subtle changes to each shape, varying each one with tiny value, temperature, and saturation changes within each one, using what's in front of me (and also what i know will make the painting better).
you know i'm a big believer in the "paint,paint,paint" technique to improve your painting. all that painting goes into your memory banks and you can pull out a technique you know will make the water look good, or make the grass more believable. if you havent done the painting you dont have it up in the old noggin' to pull from.
hope you liked this post and that'll it excite you enough to go grab your stuff, and get out there and paint!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
A scene from the highest point on Bald Head Island looking down on the lightkeepers house
this is from Flora's Bluff on Bald Head Island. gotta love looking down on the ocean and the roofs of cottages!
on another note: i'll be teaching in Wilmington, NC the 21-23 of June. the cost is $300 and we'll be at Thalian Hall on that monday and the Arboretum on tuesday and wednesday. if you'd like to come drop me an email and i'll get you up with the sponsor (barbara). there's only two slots left so dont wait.
i have two pieces for sale at Outer Cape Auction (Provincetown, Mass.) this Saturday May 8th. bids start as low as $200 on a 12x16 and you can bid over the phone and theyre now offering a new live internet feed where you can watch the auction live and bid. if youre not on Cape Cod for the weekend, its almost like being there.
click here to preview them and just look up rooney in the alphabetical artist listing to preview my paintings