Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Reflection


Reflection (11x14") Oil on wood.

18 comments:

laurens.paint.palette said...

Very peaceful!

Todd Bonita said...

Thank you Laurens...thats how I felt when I came upon this little boat..thank you for your affirmation.

Helen Read said...

So reflective! Wonderful use of color and paint to get that effect!

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Helen,

Thank you, I tried for subtle value changes and color shifts in this one..painstakingly crafted...made me nuts!
Thanks,
Todd

Fábio Cembranelli said...

What incredible light and paint,brilliant work!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Fabio..your making me blush but thank you sincerely.
Todd

Barbara Pask said...

Just perfect. I love all the colors I see throughout your painting. The water reads exactly right.

Todd Bonita said...

Thank you...lots of layers and a little sanding

Vic said...

Very Nice! Love your colors.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Vic, just went to your sight and saw your amazing nostalgic paintings...i fins them nostalgic anyway..I love the surfaces and weathered feel they have..sort of what I'm after in some of my paintings.
Thanks for your kind words.
Best,
Todd

m collier said...

Simply beautiful !!!

polusladkaia said...

translucent and transcendent. worth going nuts, we thank you!

laine lea said...

beautiful work Todd - values are so detailed. happy painting

rdl said...

Cool!!

Shirley Peters said...

I have just found your blog... love your work. I have a technical question: what medium do you use? It looks like you use a glazing technique.

Jean Victory said...

Todd,
I always love your boat paintings! Well done!

Todd Bonita said...

Wow, thank you everyone for the kind words..shirley,
To answer your question about the glazing technique..I do glaze some parts selectively. Ultimately, my finished pieces are a combo of underpainting, opaque and glazed passages...and sometimes scummbling. I guess I'm saying whatever works. I did a post on my other blog showing my process not too long ago. I plan on doing another when the dust settles. So I think the short answer is yes, there is some glazing in there but it's not exactly a traditionally glazed piece using the master technique of glazing over a grissaile with transparent pigment and glazing medium. I use liquin in the early stages and less as the painting progresses. Hope this helps you understand. If not, I'll be happy to clarify any questions you have.
Thanks for the kind words
All the best,
Todd

Wodjo said...

Beautiful piece, very well painted