Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Max (underpainting)

Here is an under painting of my boy, Max. He's awesome! This is painted from a reference photo that I took when he was about six months old (artist note: there is no chance of him sitting still and posing). He's 9 months and some change now, growing fast and tall, already had five stitches, he stands and even sais a few words..(Papa, Mama, Hi) he keeps his mom and dad very busy.

This is a small, round painting, slightly less than three inches. I cut this circular piece of luanne wood by hand to fit an antique frame I bought on Ebay. This is a gift for Alison's birthday tomorrow (it wont be finished in time but that's ok) I want to do a bang up job on it and take my time. As you can tell by my infrequent post that my time is limited these days.

I hope you are all well.


Elizabeth A Patterson said...

Hi Todd, glad you're back... I was starting to worry!

I love everything about this piece; its role as a wonderful gift, your fitting it to an antique frame, the sweet subject, and even at this early stage, its beauty and quality so apparent. Can't wait to see the finished painting!

Todd Bonita said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks so much for your nice comments..I've been very busy taking care of the little man in this under painting, so my art productivity has been down considerably...I'm not complaining, he's actually made this the best year of my life.

thanks so much for checking in, I'm looking forward to finishing this.


A Reason to Paint said...

What a sweetie and what a treasured gift your painting will be - it's sure to bring warm smiles to your faces for many years to come.