Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"Vrooom" (Tin Blue Car)


""Vrooom" (4x6") Oil on Masonite.

When I posted my oil painting of the red toy car "Vintage" last month, my friend Nina sent a comment that said, "Vrooom". I said to myself, "That would have been a much cooler name for the painting". Thanks to Nina's comment it became easy to title this one.

The rusty paint-chipped patina is what originally attracted me to this subject. To me, it suggest the stories and history that lie deep in the venerable spirit of this object.

6 comments:

Deborah Ross said...

Todd, your work is always first class. What else can I say?

Todd Bonita said...

Deborah, you're making me blush..thank you.
Todd

Nettie Christensen said...

That is a very lovely work of art! I think that you really captured the essence of this vintage vehicle. But what I love the most is the texture of the painting and the intricate details, like the chipped paint and the rust.

Dante Mallet said...

That is definitely some masterpiece! The simplicity of the painting makes it more appealing. And yes, the details are quite notable. You can see every feature and facet of the vehicle. But more than that, it tells a story – a beautiful, classic tale of a blue car.

Dewey Setlak said...

Really? This is just a painting? It looks like a still from a movie! The beauty of the tin blue car was greatly emphasized! Good job to Todd Bonita! Congrats!

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks so much for the kind words...you're making me blush again.