Monday, September 20, 2010

Sea Shack

"Sea Shack" (6x8") oil on wood.


Ruby said...

Wow! This is fantastic. What a wonderful painting; the light is perfect, the textures wonderful. Would like to hang this one on my wall and look at it forever. Congratulations; a masterpiece!

Have put you on my follow list!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks so much Ruby for your wonderful compliments. It's enthusiasm like yours that keeps me smiling.
All my best to you,

Beth West said...

Very nice. I love the atmosphere in this painting. It's quiet, thoughtful and somewhat mysterious.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Beth, I was thinking mysterious too...I had an Andrew Wyeth book next to me while I was painting and I was interested in the way he did some of his simple and moody backgrounds...if you look, you'll see how he sometimes defines background foliage as simple, dark, inky washes that silhouette the focal points in the foreground. I was after something like that here. It's a little different for me but a healthy dose of exploration and experimentation. Your comments about it being "thoughtful and somewhat mysterious" are right on target to what I was after. Thanks so much for your comments.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there matey!... A magnificent fish-smelling... moss encrusted... wind-beaten survivor of many a sou'wester!

You've put it all down there on a scrimshaw-sized piece o' panel Todd!

Wyeth would be proud of ya ladddy!

Good painting! Happy Fall to you and yours Todd!
Warmest regards,

mrknaughty said...

very nice drawing boss keep it up

Todd Bonita said...

Aaaay Bruce,

A hundred thank ye's to me bretherin from the north. Hopin this finds ye well you scalliwag.


Todd Bonita said...


Thank you my man. Keep being knaughty.

All the best,

Unknown said...

Wonderful Work Todd

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Steve,
I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of your gallery. Really looking forward to getting you some work.
All my best to you,

Anonymous said...

It was such fun watching this little house come alive in class...watching it become a"Bonita" creation filled with nostalgia and charm. I learned a lot through this painting, to become a "Poet" and not a "Recorder". Pat N.

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Nice and great painting ! Wonderful Work Todd