Tuesday, May 20, 2008


"Patience" (6x8") Oil on Wood


hj said...

"magnifique!" Great reflection on the water and small waves !So precise! Bravo . I wish I were able to paint this way!

Todd Bonita said...


Thanks so much, you are very complimentary. I'm a fan of your work as well.
All the best,

Don Gray said...

Fine work, Todd. This painting is almost hypnotic--great serenity and a sense of expectancy...something is about to happen. You have a great way of implying things going on beyond the picture plane.

Deborah Paris said...

Beautiful treatment of the water and I have to agree with Don- an incomplete narrative that leaves you wanting more.

Todd Bonita said...

Don and Deboarah, thanks to you both, sincerely. The "implied narrative" references you both make are likely rooted in my affection for the story-telling elements often found in illustration. I dig pictures that suggest a little something more. It makes my cerebellum tingle.

Holly Van Hart said...

love the feeling of solitude in this piece.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Holly, I was feeling very calm when I painted it.

Helen Read said...

delightful! I love how the values create an interesting composition!

Todd Bonita said...

Thank Holly,
Good to hear from you again. Yeah, thats what interested me in this boat when I saw it. Hope you're well.
All the best,