Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shallow Water

"Shallow Water" (6x8") Oil on wood.


Jeremy Elder said...

Very nice! I love how you handled the shadow under the boat. It really gives a sense that the boat is standing/floating in very shallow water. I really like the subtle color temperature change in the water from front to back. It adds a lot of depth.

If you have the time, it would be cool to see some progress shots of one of these to see how you work. Thanks!

Todd Bonita said...


thank you for your nice comments and observations. If you check out my other blog and scroll down a bit, you'll see some of my works in progress and some lengthy gabbing-on about how I work. You can find the link in my link list near the bottom: "Bonitas daily art blog". Thanks again. I checked out your blog and see that you have jumped into this great world of making art, good for you. We are all students in this together, glad to see you drinking it all up. Your enthusiasm and positivity are contageous.
All my best to you,

Judy Mackey said...

Gorgeous painting, Todd!
I can almost feel the breezes off the water looking at this.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Judy,
You have good observational skills. The light chop on the water means a light summer breeze. Subtle but definitely there. Thank you for the nice comments and looking.
All the best,

Mary Bullock said...

Wow!! I love it!! The way the boat floats on top of the water and has a shadown under it - just enough under to show how shallow the water is - it just blows me away. Great job!

Todd Bonita said...

You're making me blush Mary..thanks so much.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

I am so amazed by your paintings. Great water. Perfect shadows. Great work.

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Dale,

Thanks, your work is beautiful, I just checked it out. You are definitely on your way.

Cooper Dragonette said...

As my students would say, "This one is off the hook."

Todd Bonita said...

Ha-ha, thats cool Cooper, thanks. I'll bet your an off-the-hook teacher. Your work is looking as good as ever. I see you are showing in Newburyport now as well. Good for you my man.