Archive for January 10th, 2012

My latest picture of the ever-changing landscape that is Mount Chocorua across Lake Chocorua in Tamworth, NH. I love the dramatic sky and the hint of sunlight in the foreground.  The lake is totally frozen over and if you look real close you can see someone sail-skating in the background.

With a big storm due in a couple of days this scene will change yet again with some snow finally covering the countryside.

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TB3In December, I had the great privilege of visiting the annual open studios at the Button Factory Artists Studios in Portsmouth, NH.  Lynda and I had heard about the event a few months earlier and marked our calendars to make sure we didn’t miss it. 

I love seeing artists in their studios and have often enjoyed open studios as a way to see new works and be inspired by the folks that are doing what I would like to do one day soon – be a working artist.

We saw many great things at the Button Factory and were pleased to see the event well-attended and an air of excitement all around.  One of the artists that particularly caught my eye was Todd Bonita

TB1I was excited to see Mr. Bonita’s work and even more thrilled when I checked him out on-line to see his excellent work.  His choice of colors, scenes and capture of light is just great.  Many of his oil paintings depict scenes around the seacoast which are stunning, but he seems to be able to capture people and farm scenes equally well. 

But it his series of oil-on-wood depictions of vintage toys that sent me over the moon.

Check out artist Todd Bonita’s website here.

I adore Mr. Bonita’s “Reach for the Sky” (14×11″) Oil on wood (for obvious reasons):

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