Sunday, September 24, 2006

green green grass

the grass in Wales looks incredibly green at the moment...

oil on panel 6x8"

14 comments:

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

Good to see you've been so productive and taking advantage of the great weather too. This is a fresh painting, very evocative of Wales.
I noticed how green it is in Wiltshire too, thinking this looks 'springish' recently.
I'm so tied up with other projects but must get out there with paints again soon.

rob ijbema said...

thanks for stopping by Andrew
yes isn't the weather great!
mind you those clouds and lying down cows,can only mean one thing...rain!!
i noticed when you look towards the sun the grass looks greener,
almost acid green,plus the lower sun,makes it look like spring indeed,

René said...

Gifgeel maar ozo mooi.

Poisson yellow but ooooooooh so beautiful

rob ijbema said...

hey Rene!

acid green is the word you're looking for...lol...

René said...

Néé, ZUUR GEEL.

hahahaha.

Sorry people

Dubbledutch.

Lesley said...

Word round these parts say that cows lying down mean it will be sunny. That's funny :-)

Another brilliant painting! I think the colours are lovely. Are you planning any exhibitions?

rob ijbema said...

nice to hear from you again Lesley!
as far as i know it will rain when the cows lay down...lol...

just got into a gallery in Brecon
trouble is round here,the farmers rather spend money on tyres for their tractor!

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

Trouble is they need their tractors to run properly. How about painting tractors! Also, if you paint more portraits of their prize cows, bulls and other animals they may come over to your way of thinking - and commission you to greater things.

rob ijbema said...

yes indeed Andrew,done quite some sheep!i'm painting some farm houses at the moment
they like lots detail and no atmosphere...lol...oh well,it pays the rent (a bit)

Lesley said...

That's the trouble with commissions. People often expect you to change your style. They just don't get it!

Congrats on finding a new gallery! Do you send slides/printed sheets/resumes round to people, or do you visit them with a portfolio? It's something I should do.

rob ijbema said...

Lesley,i find,if i phone or e-mail,not much happens...so cold calling is my choice of attack!

don't like doing it but it has to be done...no money,no painting!

rob ijbema said...

sell most of my work through the net though...perfect!

Michael Pieczonka said...

hey Rob, lovely sense of light and atmosphere in your painting. The cows are a bonus!

rob ijbema said...

hi Michael,
thanks for the compliments
i think the cows are essential!