Friday, June 08, 2007

Green Apple


I just finished tickling this small Green Apple painting. I think I'm becoming more comfortable with this working method of using glazes on top of my wet-in-wet paintings. I finally found a surface I'm happy with too, which is gessoed wood panel. I like this texture I'm getting by putting the gesso on with a roller (three layers, lightly sanding between each). it gives it a little tooth and textural look and makes blending smoother. Nice.

"Green Apple" (6x4") Oil on gessoed wood panel.

6 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Tod back at cha!.. You imbue the still life genre with that something special.. shows your understanding and craftsmanship in just one painting. I enjoy them all.

Mike said...

W.K. is so right, Todd. I really am at a loss to figger how you accomplish these. Simply amazing!

good on ya!
Mike

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Another lovely painting, Todd! This apple looks very juicy and crisp and I like the chiaroscuro lighting. Keep up the great work, friend. And enjoy that baby: "children are a gift of the Lord".

A Reason to Paint said...

That apple is so impressive I want to rescue it before it rolls off the table and gets bruised!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks a million. Seriously.
Be good,
Todd

Abbie said...

oh my.. It is gorgeous! I wanted to pick it off my screen. I think I'll have to have an apple now! Fabulous.. whatever your technique, i'd say you mastered it!
:)Abbie