Monday, May 14, 2007

Last Blossom


our apple tree is the last tree to blossom around here,
last change for a practice.... oil on panel 9x10"

14 comments:

Michael Ornauer said...

Very well done, Rob!
It's a pleasure how you got tree - everything is in right place on this piece! congratulations!

Jennifer McChristian said...

.....Blossomed just in time for you to capture it's glorious splendor.
Beautiful!

rob ijbema said...

vielen dank michael,i find composition one of the more difficult aspects to get right in painting,this one turned out ok

rob ijbema said...

hi jennifer!
because it is in front of our house,it was easy picking the right time,luckely the weather co
operated...

René said...

Man can you paint blossoms!!
Its soo well done, Bravo!

btw. you might wanna look the great plein air painting Peter Yesis made.

http://dailypaintingpractice.blogspot.com/2007/05/daily-painting-practice-more-plein-air.html

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Isn´t it a treat to see this every year. And you have painted it. Very well done.

Frank A. said...

Hi Rob..
Just recieved your note and thought that I would check your blog before answering. Glad that I did...beautiful spring "feel good" work. You should be proud!

Take care..

rob ijbema said...

thanks rene,i had a look i like his moody style and can certainly appreciate his write up (-;

rob ijbema said...

hi Stefan,yes i can't resist a nice blossom,even though they make for paintings that are a bit too sweet!

rob ijbema said...

frank you know i'm a big fan of your style,so thanks very much!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like this alot. You really nailed the tree and the colors rock. Real spring like.

rob ijbema said...

thanks mary,i've painted this tree in all seasons,and i see it every day so it's very familiar...

Leslie Sealey said...

I'll join the chorus and add my "well done" to the comments! This is a beautiful painting; you really capured the feeling of the blossoms and it looks like another fairy-tale setting.

rob ijbema said...

hi Leslie
it is indeed a magic landsape,Wales,
i'm not a romantic quite the opposite but can't help
painting these pretty pictures...