Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Perkins Cove Dinghy #2

"Perkins Cove Dinghy #2" (6x8) Oil on wood


PJ said...

You're not really a beginner, are you....just a marketing kinda guy. Saw your Craig's List ad in several other cities. How are your painting sales these days?

Anton said...

Paint the light, not the object. Your paintings will be a lot better if you forget about making the painting conform to the object. Accept that sometimes the objects in a painting don't look like what they are. This is OK.

You asked for it, you got it.

Todd Bonita said...

Hi PJ and Anton, thanks for taking the time to look at my artwork and leave your comments. The truth is, I am indeed a beginner to oil painting, I have been drawing and painting in other mediums for years. I'm not at all a marketing guy, (I wish I was but I'm not wired that way). My Craigslist ad is genuinely a request for honest critiques, to which I have recieved an amazing response by some very knowledgable artist who have generously shared their wisdom with me. The way I composed the Dorey paintings is directly from advice recieved by an artist in Rhode Island. I think these compositions are an improvement on all my previous paintings that place the object directly in the center. I meant what I said on craigslist that the art world is filled with integrity and kind spirits. I've learned so much from you all. Antons suggestions are a good example, he's absolutely on the money; I would be better off painting the light rather than the object. I've only completed eleven paintings so sales aren't even on the radar. All my best to you. Onward I go one painting at a time.