Sunday, November 13, 2011

orange and bowl in overcast-5x7-SOLD

just completed three workshops at art of the carolina's in raleigh. everything went great. i really enjoy the country's biggest workshop gathering every year. its like a family reunion. i get to see alot of students ive had over the years and catch up with my friends who are also instructors. all the major art supply companies like grumbacher, windsor newton, canson papers, and fredericks canvas (to name just a few) show up too. its like a huge art convention. i taught knife painting, mixing color, and the cape cod underpainting technique.

got home and unpacked, and then threw up a table outside with the orange and bowl on it.

a friend gave me the book Hawthorne on Painting and i want to start putting some quotes of his at the end of my posts for awhile. Hawthorne was the father of the cape cod school of painting and his wisdom will help anybody who paints (but will be of particular interest to those of us who love that technique). i want to remember these quotes so putting them on the blog will help me learn them.

todays quote from Hawthorne: Think of color instead of sand, think of color instead of clothes. color first and house after, not house first and color after.


Carol L. Adamec said...

Hey,Mike, Love the quote. Thanks!

mike rooney studios said...

youre welcome carol. i am thoroughly in love with hawthornes philosophy about painting. glad you like his quotes too