Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sheep walking

one of my favourite snow scenes,
done 3 years ago at our neighbours farm.

Sheepwalking acrylic on canvas board 9x12"
The sheep are pregnant,ready for spring.


René said...

Hoi Rob, (maar ff in het Nederlands)

Toen ik deze post zag dacht ik, ik ga eens zoeken naar die post op WC. nou dat heb ik geweten zeg!! Nu 2½ uur later zit ik met gloeiende buik dit op te typen!! Dank voor dit mooie moment. Wat mij opviel, is dat je enorm gegroeit bent sinds dit schilderij, en toch heb je nogsteeds die spontaniteit, en die kinderlijke (softy :-P) kijk op je omgeving hebt. Het was heerlijk om een avond zo te vullen, en zeker als ik me bedenk dat ik alléén nog maar je post heb gelezen, nog niet eens alle reacties en jou reacties daar weer op. Als laatste wil ik je graag wijzen op deze tekst:

Your work needs to be independent of others’ work.
You must not compare yourself to others.
No one can help you. You have to help yourself.
Criticism leads to misunderstandings and defeatism.
Work from necessity and your compulsion to do it.
Work on what you know and what you are sure you love.
Don’t observe yourself too closely, just let it happen.
Don’t let yourself be controlled by too much irony.
Live in and love the activity of your work.
Be free of thoughts of sin, guilt and misgiving.
Be touched by the beautiful anxiety of life.
Be patient with the unresolved in your heart.
Try to be in love with the questions themselves.
Love your solitude and try to sing with its pain.
Be gentle to all of those who stay behind.
Your inner self is worth your entire concentration.
Allow your art to make extraordinary demands on you.
Bear your sadness with greater trust than your joy.
Do not persecute yourself with how things are going.
It’s good to be solitary, because solitude is difficult.
It’s good to love, because love is difficult.
You are not a prisoner of anything or anyone.

Hoeveel zul jij je erin herkennen?

Gegroet waarde collega, (1:57 ik ga slapen ;-))

rob ijbema said...

yes i've learned a lot on wetcanvas and had a great time,so much stimulation and good painters.
i've taken a step back,because a-car-a-day takes up a lot of my time.
but knowing myself i wont sit in the studio forever,when the days get longer life will be easier and i will be out there learning from nature!
bedankt voor deze hartelijke post Rene.keep painting!

Julie Thompson said...

Ooh, I really like this one! So much personality!

rob ijbema said...

hi Julie,sheep are great subjects to paint...