Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Heifer

"The Heifer" (14x11") Oil on Masonite

Detail of "The Heifer" (click on image for larger view)

"The Heifer" Framed.


Jelaine Faunce said...

Todd, this painting has such a calm sweetness about it. I love how it's framed, as well. Wonderful work!

m collier said...

Todd – you have turned me into a cow lover. Your paintings are simply excellent. The dabs of color, darks and lights – composition – I really like the window in the upper corner -- once again you have succeeded in opening up the space. Well done.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I never thought I love a cow but
I love this one. This is wonderful.

Joanne said...

Hi Todd,
This is another beauty... lots of subtle detail behind the cow to enjoy and examine IF you can take your eyes off the heifer! The structure of the cow is so well painted without being obvious - nice colors. The touch of snow and the light and shadow on the ground are such interesting touches. Very, very nice!

Frank Gardner said...

Really nice Todd. I was hoping that you had finished this one up. Nice mix of cool and warm and architectural and organic.
She looks so fluffy, like she just had a bath.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks, I'm chipping away at a companion piece for this one and really trying to pay attention to some of the contrasts Frank mentioned. Happy painting to you all.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love her little red ear tag too. Nice design of the space and the soft filtered light. I really like the dark frame.

rob ijbema said...

excellent light Todd
i like the empty space with the long shadows

Don Gray said...

Nice work, Todd. I'm really drawn to the shadow of what may be another cow or...? in the unseen doorway. I love the way it stirs my imagination beyond the boundary of the picture. Speaking of boundaries, the frame looks great too!

SERGIG said...

Congratulations on your works!
They are beautiful.


Liza Woodruff said...

Beautiful. Such a soft quiet painting. I can almost smell the barn. A companion piece to Bessie? What do you think??
Keep up the good work!

Jason Waskey said...

Final, framed piece looks great, Todd!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks again, I think the frame works for this piece. The red ear tag is a little tool I used to bring some prismatic color into this primarily earth pallet painting.