Monday, April 16, 2007

le picnic


we had a big picnic with lots of friends by the river over the weekend,being my social self,i choose to observe it all from a little distance,made sure i had some grub though!

le picnic oil on canvas 8x10"

17 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Wonderful picture! I love the figures off in the distance.

rob ijbema said...

thanks cara,always a challange,putting figures in a landscape...for me anyway...

René said...

Ongelofelijk mooi Rob!

Unbelievable beautiful!!

Indeed lovely figures, a monumental
piece for you, .... i reckon.
I mean to remember this nice day.

(Ben trots op je! :-D )

rob ijbema said...

you are making me blush rene.
although i'm certainly not unhappy with it,there are plenty of things that could be better but that's just me!it is indeed a nice memory of a lovely day....thanks mate!

Ed Terpening said...

Cool composition, and great color.

rob ijbema said...

Hi Ed!
i wasn't sure about the composition at first,
the tree was to dominant,so i cut left and bottom
it was a 9x12" before,i think it works better now...

good luck with your show!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Great Painting, Rob and I think it´s perfect the way it is.

rob ijbema said...

hi Stefan,i appreciate your vote of confidence,but i have to dissagree,if only for the fact of keeping improving

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Rob, I think in every painting lies failure. That makes you do the next one. So if you have already painted the perfect one, there is no need to continue. I meant that this painting is coherent.

rob ijbema said...

ofcourse you are right Stefan,
from painting to painting we go
trying to understand and get better.

rob ijbema said...

and btw,if i had painted the perfect picture,i would like to do many more!
painting,especially plein air,what else is nicer...only a few things...

william wray said...

Got some real nice contrast going here .
The tree makes for a nice dramatic shape.

rob ijbema said...

thanks Bill
i've got this little voice in my head when i'm out there,it repeats,contrast,contrast!
must be yours...

Leslie Sealey said...

What an excellent painting-great composition!

rob ijbema said...

thank you leslie
i was lucky with the composition,
it was simply the best spot to paint

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

Hiya Rob
Thanks for calling by. I see you have been really busy out there in lovely Wales, capturing the glorious Spring. The day you painted this was my Birthday, so a great day for a party. You must be very diciplined, going off to paint whilst everyone was jolly and eating, but at least they fed you too. Cheers. A

rob ijbema said...

hi Andrew,the picnic was for a birthday too,hope yours was as good as ours.
no dicipline needed,love painting to much!