Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Light

"First Light" (6x8") Oil on wood panel


HELENE J said...

Great art work ! (I m' surfong from art blog to art blog -daily paintings , you are ALL VERY TATENTED!!)
Gives me advices to improve my "beginner-art"!
I love New Hampshire (one of the four states I visited! )

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Helene,

Thank you for your kind words, I agree, the web is filled with so many talented artist, it's really inspiring. Regarding advice, I think we are all really beginners working hard every painting to improve and try to better understand the craft. I think I speak for a lot of artist when I say that the best way to improve is by simply doing. Paint-paint-paint. Of course, good instruction and good books are always a great resource. There is tons of info on the web. 5 books I would reccomend: 1) Richard Schmid: Alla prima 2) Robert Henri: The Art Spirit 3) Emille Gruppe on color 4) Nathan Goldstein: Design and Composition 5) Hawthorn on Painting
and maybe a sixth would be Andrew Wyeth's a secret life just to appreciate the mind of an absolutely possessed artist who lives for the craft. On the web check out Robert Genns twice weekly letter and James Gurneys blog "Gurneys Journey. There are billions of others but these are a good start. Most of all, paint-paint-paint.

Helen Read said...

Once again, wonderful!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I've been away for a little wile but returned to see these last postings. I love your boats - they have a peace about them that no one else can convey.

Todd Bonita said...

Helen and Cara,
A thousand thank you's..you've helped make my day today! best to you both.

Anonymous said...

Bravo especially for this painting, which is peaceful.

Todd Bonita said...

Thank you.

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