Mike Rooney Plein Air Painting DVDs
"I love to paint. I love to capture the essence of a three dimensional scene in two dimensions. It's my passion. I rediscovered my passion for painting after seeing California style impressionism in one of my surfing magazines. I was hooked."
- "Impressionist Beachscapes: Topsail Homes" - 117 minutes
In this fun an inspiring DVD, plein aire artist Mike Rooney returns to his impressionist beachscape paintings with a focus on North Carolina beach homes. As he takes a unique approach to traditional beachscapes, you'll learn to incorporate architecture into your impressionist paintings. Mike will go into detail on structures, surfaces, light and shadow, as well as all the other elements that go into a classic impressionist masterpiece.
- "Impressionist Cityscapes: Downtown Raleigh" - 108 minutes
Join Mike Rooney on an outdoor adventure as he teaches you the tricks to the trade of Plein Aire painting. Learn about the equipment, setup and practices of Plein Aire artists everywhere, while being shown how to paint an impressionistic cityscape.
- "Impressionist Countryscapes: Rural Life" - 69 minutes
Escape into the country side along with Mike Rooney as he paints Rural Life in his well-known impressionist style. This fun to learn technique can be adapted for almost all subject matters!
- "Impressionist Seascapes with Palette Knives" - 108 minutes
Palette Knife Painting has rapidly become one of the most popular painting styles. Now you have the chance to learn from one of the best! Join Mike Rooney for an in-depth lesson on knife painting in Lukas Oils as he takes you through his famous painting "Getting a Make-over."
- "Impressionist Still Lifes: Classic Flowers" - 40 minutes
Mike Rooney shows you the "Quick-N-Easy" of creating loose florals. His step by step process will have you creating your own finished painting. In under an hour, get immediate results and instant gratification with Mike Rooney's impressionist still lifes.
- "Understanding and Mastering Values" - 49 minutes
Why do some paintings have that WOW factor while others fall flat? Nine times out of ten, the problem is in the values. In this DVD, you'll learn how to understand and control values, as well as use them efficiently. For the beginner and seasoned artist alike this can be easy to say but hard to do! Both form and your painting's structure are first recognized abstractly and in black and white, and without a thorough understanding of how light plays off surfaces and form, they wont "read" right in your paintings. This DVD will teach you the secrets to making the right choices, and how to begin mastering your values. Your paintings will look the better for it!
Recommended for all skill levels. For more information, please visit www.mikerooneystudios.blogspot.com >