Friday, October 02, 2009

Patience (24x30")

This is an oil painting on wood panel that I titled,"Patience". It's (24x30") and is a much larger version of a smaller (6x8") painting I did last year that you can see by clicking here
I love the scale of this new version...nice and airy and quietly commanding attention. At one time in art school I was told to, "Learn the rules so you can break them". I think this painting is an example of that. The subject is smack in the middle of the composition but ironically, that's what makes it work for me. I'm using symmetry to convey stillness in the design. This was integral to the mood and feel that I was after in this painting; contemplating the lost art of simple silence, stillness and patience.


sarah meredith said...

Your work is beautifully evocative of New England Thanks.

Todd Bonita said...

Thanks Sarah, I checked out your work and its wonderful stuff. I found myself scrolling through your older stuff too.. I'm glad I found you, I'll have to bop on back to your blog to see what you are up to.
All my best to you,

Holly Van Hart said...

Todd, I love the calm feeling in this piece. You're right, the composition works to set the mood. Holly

Todd Bonita said...

Good to hear from you Holly, thanks for the comment. Hope you are painting like a mad women.
All the best,