Friday, April 18, 2008

Max's Ride (Plein Air)




First of all, I'd like to apologize to mother nature for all of the terrible things I've said about her since November..my sincerest apologize madame. Today was a about as perfect a day as you could ask for.

Max took a nap in the afternoon so I set up my paint box and did a little plein air painting of "Max's ride" in the back yard. Just me and my paints, the sound of spring birds singing and the baby monitor cranking.

One of the challenges of plein air painting is the moving sun..you can see how much it shifted the shadows from when I began (in the first photo) to only an hour and a half later (the second photo).

One of the challenges of a stay-at-home dad plein air painter is a waking child. This one was cut short in less than two hours.

6 comments:

Liz P said...

Oh, yes! I love it! The 'Cozy Coupe'! I just dragged out our vintage one for my grandsons. It's yet another sign of spring. The robins are back, the spring peepers are peeping, the rhubarb has pushed its way out of the cold ground, and of course, the Red Sox are busy!

Happy spring, Todd!

Todd Bonita said...

How about those Sox?!! Did you see the Ortiz jersey that they dug up at Yankee stadium is on Ebay..currently at 65,000. I may take Max up to your neck by Portland to see the Sea Dogs soon. Whats better than spring?

All the best,
Todd

Frank Gardner said...

That is a good way to limit the time you spend on a painting. Good to see you "out" painting.

Todd Bonita said...

I hear you Frank, it felt good to be out, believe me. I think I'll just have to steal moments when I can.

All the best,
Todd

Takeyce said...
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Takeyce said...

So sweet! Love this, Todd.