Monday, February 01, 2010

The Clammer


"The Clammer" (11x14") oil on wood.
*SOLD*

19 comments:

Kathy said...

This is a fabulous painting!!

Jos van Riswick said...

a masterpiece!

Jeremy Elder said...

I love the pose - he could just as easily be holding a spear and shield.

m collier said...

What a wonderful painting you have created. The stance of the clammer adds movement and interest to the composition. The color palette sings. The water and its reflections are handled perfectly. You have really done it this time!!! Bravo!!!!

Todd Bonita said...

Kathy,
Nice to come home from a days work and log on to see all these nice comments...makes a fella feel real good, thanks.
All the best,
Todd

Todd Bonita said...

Jos,
Wow, thanks my friend. Coming from you that really blows my mind...I've been a fan of your work for a long time. Thanks so much for making my day.
Regards,
Todd

Todd Bonita said...

Jeremy,
So funny to read your comment, I was honestly thinking the same thing while I painted it. I wanted this to be an almost heroic view...that's why I lowered the horizon line to about waist level so you are looking slightly up to him.

Todd Bonita said...

M,
It always puts a smile on my face to find your comments, thank you. I think the world of your oil painting so you'll have to pardon my inflated head after reading your critique.
You are the best,
Todd

Sadia Hussain said...

Superb work! Your paintings are just marvelous!

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Sadia,
Thanks so much.

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Todd... A warrior o the Sea. Striking pose and I am grooving how you distributed the yellows and blues. Some sophisticated color knowledge happening here...... wanna see more dude!

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Jean Victory said...

Todd...an awesome painting! Great color combinations...design, everything nicely done!

d'Morais said...

I really like this picture. I like the combination between the faded blue and yellow

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Frank,
I'm a glazer and a layer guy and lately I've been finishing my work with small and deliberate spots of pure color. Cad yellow and Cerulean Blue from the tube are in there. Thanks for the kind words my friend.
All the best,
Todd

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Jean,
When are you going to post again, I love your work?! Hope you are in the middle of a masterpiece.
Happy painting up there in Maine.
Todd

Todd Bonita said...

d'Morais,
Cool name..thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Nice to make the aquaintance of a fellow artist and art lover from Portugal. One of my ancestors was a notieios Pirate named Bonito Bonita from Portugal. He was hanged in the 1800's for Piracey...how cool is that?! From what I understand, he has a treated somewhere on Cocoa island on south America that has never been found. I wonder if I have dibbs on it if it is found? Hmmm

Lee Ekland said...

What a powerful and beautiful representation!! Bravo!!!

Delilah said...

Great Painting

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks,...too kind.