Oil Paintings by New Hampshire seacoast artist Todd Bonita
A beautiful lesson in meditation, Todd.
A gorgeous painting! I like the way the cool colors transition into warm ones. Wonderful technique!
Yo Matey!.... Another "Gem"... capital "G" fully intended!"I" agree with Don's comment... and add... "observation" to it!The bow slightly up... echoing the weight of water ever so perceptably hunkering down in the stern... after a rain or storm. As always... the transparency of your water is purely magical Todd. Both "You" and "I" have spent countless hours looking beyond ... the surface of things!A beautiful rendering! Hats off to "You"!Hi to the Family!Good painting and Good Health!Warmest regards,BrucePS I'm off to Scotland mid June for a week... to Attend Allison's Grad at St Andrew's College... and to paint some Highland landscape!Life is Good!
Don,Thank you for saying that...I'm drawn to imagery thats meditative, your comments are welcomed approval. Happy painting my friend.Todd
Kathy,Thank you for the kind words. I painted this image smaller before and thats exactly one of the elements I was focusing on..it's like you read my mind.regards,Todd
Thank you my friend,Always good to hear from you. Have a blast in Scotland you lucky dog. You must be proud and I'm guessing floating a few feet above the ground.All the best to you and the family.Todd
I love the reflection of the boat in the water and the ripples that make it seem like the boat is rocking slightly!
Thank you Kristen,Nice of you to leave a comment. It's a subtle movement, you are keen to have picked up on it. I considered those little ripples an after thought and I'll tell you the truth...I originally had more of them in my under painting but ruined the effect in the final painting application. I was going to battle it out and try to repaint some of them back in but when it came time, I realized I liked the subtlety of the few that were there...it was quieter and lent itself more so to the meditative silence in this piece. all my best to you Kristen,Todd
Yeah, I think that you were right not to paint more ripples in the finished piece. They work well as they are.
that´s so realistic, very good!
Understated beauty, so tranquil!
Now you've done it....There is no turning back, only paintings as good as this one from now on.Wow!... I am going to show this one to my clients with houses on the water.Viewing this on my computer screen and knowing the real size makes me jealous of those who have been able to see this painting in person.
Skizo, Mark, Peter,Thank you. Sincerely
Mark,thank you, for the kind words and the thought to pass it on to your clients..very supportive of you.All my best to you.Todd
Todd, once again, you show water so wonderfully - boats too!! Well, I like everything you do!
Gem of a painting Todd! Very carefully detailed; the textures , highlights and reflections captivate one entirely!
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