Monday, March 21, 2011


"Cherries" (4x6") Oil on wood.


EJHamilton said...

Wow, I love these cherries. I can see the the texture of the wood behind the painting.

Bruce Sherman said...

Gidday!... and Happy Spring t' Ye Matey!

T'is a difernt kinda skiff yer rowin' lad! But t'is mighty fine fer an ol' sea dog who's use t' de bite o' da fruit of da sea!

Enough silliness Todd! A nice change of pace! Love those transparent... and ever-changing cast shadows... never mind the sheen of the cherry skin... pocks and imperfections slid into the mix! A gem Lad!

Good painting... and Happy Spring to you and the gang!
Warmest regards,

Todd Bonita said...

Hi EJ,

Thanks so much...I just got a new scanner and scanned this when it dried...I'm wondering if the scan is too other words, I wonder if the texture of the wood being visible is a good thing. I may photograph this tomorrow and compare the difference. Thanks for the kind words EJ.

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Bruce,

Believe it or not, my studio has bunches of these little half finished paintings of objects and things...little studies or things I was exploring but never finished. I decided to finish one and here you have it. You'll be seeing more of the likes of this in the coming weeks. Hope you are well you scurvey dawg.
All the best my friend,

J.B. Chicoine said...

Absolutely love the simplicity of this--and the little imperfection in the cherry that shows up in that highlight! Gosh, you do beautiful work!

Todd Bonita said...


Thanks you for such a nice comment. I'm drawn, like many people to the subtle imperfections on surfaces. Rusty or craggy surfaces make more interesting visual textures I think.
Thanks again for your kind words.
all the best,

Pierre Raby said...

What an elegant little study Todd! Perfection.

Todd Bonita said...

Wow! Perfection! A Thousand thank you's, coming from you that really means a lot... that's exactly how I feel about your paintings. Absolute perfection every time. You're amazing.
All my best to you,
Todd Bonita

Anonymous said...

A perfect example of your theory of K.I.S.S.! Keep it simple...but beautiful. I particularly like the way you embrace the imperfections in your subjects and make them such an important part, as well. (Pat N.)

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Pat, always good to hear from you, thanks for the kind words.


Diana Moses Botkin said...

Man these are beautiful! I can taste them already although summer cherries are a long way off.