Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Key #2


"Key #2" (6x4") Oil on wood.
*SOLD*

20 comments:

Mark Adams said...

Todd, Nice painting! The texture and the trompe l'oeil are perfect.

m collier said...

The rust on the key and the grain in wood are beautiful. So rich in texture. Very well done. Another wonderful painting !!

Jason Waskey said...

Great finish, Todd-- in multiple meanings of the word!

TFord said...

VERY nice!!!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks so much, this was lots of fun as a study and satisfying developing those textures. Onward we go...

Michael Naples said...

So real. And that wood grain...amazing.

N Poucher said...

Your wood is always so well done but the colors and texture of the key are what keeps me looking.
Nice work, Todd!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Todd - these two paintings are wonderful - I can feel the texture -

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Michael, Nancey and Cara..always good to hear your critiques and kind words. Best to you all.
Todd

Frank Gardner said...

The details and colors in these keys are amazing Todd. I have some old keys like these and you've hit the colors and textures right on. I feel like I could reach in and pick these up.
I would need to get some glasses to be able to paint like this.

Jean Victory said...

Nice Work Todd!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

The vibrancy of the painting surface is amazing. Makes them look so real.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

awesome Todd!
Hey, pitchers and catchers are in Ft. Myers. Gonna take a ride up and check them out ;)

rob ijbema said...

very impressive work Todd,love the old feeling in this,the textures are so well done!

Todd Bonita said...

Frank, thanks man..believe it or not, this starts out with bigger brushes than you might think and then about the last one-third of the painting you may need to bust out those glasses.
Jean, Stefan and Rob, thanks to you all, you are all such talented painters, it really means a lot to read your nice comments.
Mary, I'm very jealous, the Sox look solid again, about 90% of the 2007 champion team is in tact..bring your paint box. have fun.

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

Todd... beautiful work... I can feel the texture! You have captured the petina of this old key perfectly. Bravo!

Helen Read said...

This is so simple and yet so complex. I love how you've depicted it!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Bernie and Helen, my ego is grateful as well.
Best to you,
Todd

A Reason to Paint said...

What exquisite work. The warmth in the wood grain and the rust on the key is really exceptional.

Ed Wayland said...

Very impressive, Todd. I was just telling someone the other day about how lame I was in art as a kid, but that there was this one guy who could win with something he dashed off that f--ing day! I was talking about you, of course. Now I e-mail copies of your paintings and say "I went to school with this guy!" Anyway, good stuff. Hope all is well in Greenland or wherever you live...you know, "the woods."