Monday, April 03, 2006

Flower #1


"Flower #1" (24x16) Oil on Masonite (Contact me at Tmbonita@comcast.net for purchase)

8 comments:

Kittenpurr said...

Very lifelike. I feel I can almost reach into the painting and pick up the rose.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks for looking, I enjoyed painting on this larger scale and plan to do more.

PJ said...

Try not to paint over existing paintings on a canvas...the texture underneath shows and is distracting..but beautiful work.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Pj,

Excellent observation. Believe it or not, I deliberately loaded the panel with thick gesso to try and create an impasto-like surface to paint on. I wanted chunky but you are right, I got distracting instead. Lesson learned!

sanantoss said...

I like this one of your paintings. I think you have good technique I would consider you an impressionist. This flower though has some drama or some contrast and I like that. I think you have good skill... I'd like to see you try some different subject matter. city scene, action or even a theme. p.s. I arrived here from your post on S.A. Craigslist.

Todd Bonita said...

Thank you, I'm working on a small landscape right now, we'll see how that goes.

Eric said...

Todd, I can see that you are interested in the study of nature as a focas for your work. Check out the Ingbretson Studio in Manchester NH. www.ingbretsonstudio.com. I believe it's right up your alley.

kmodek said...

Love it.