Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Swingin' Maxes

Between teaching and helping to raise Max-the-Magnificent, finding time to paint outdoors (okay, to be honest, finding time to even THINK about painting *at all* for 5 minutes at at time) can be a challenge. Well, I'm not alone.

Painter Todd Bonita, who's also represented by Kennedy Gallery (and who's got a solo show there coming up in August), finds himself in a remarkably similar situation - like me, he lives in the Seacoast of NH, like me he has been painting professionally for about three years, like me he has a three-year-old named Max, and, like I'd like to do a little better, he is methodically building a career and a following so as to continue doing what he loves most - painting.

We've combined forces (and kids) and kicked off a new routine - painters' play dates with the Maxes. We spent about three hours in the glorious sunshine and sea breezes of the New Hampshire coast, hanging at the playground at New Castle Common today, talking shop and plotting future outings that will include not just us and the boys - but easels as well. Stay tuned for developments as they happen.

This may just turn out to be a revolution. The boys took to each other like two peas in the proverbial pod.

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