Saturday, May 19, 2007

tree study


just a little acrylic study 5x7"
it's looking like summer allready out there.

12 comments:

Sally said...

HI Rob,
It certainly is looking like summer...oh the greens, the greens! This is a nice little tree study. hey, thanks for the tips... I sorted out an outdoor painting kit...forgot how much i love it out there.

rob ijbema said...

hi sally,yes nothing beats being outhere in front of the subject...good luck

René said...

This ones great, ...
Did you used a rough surfaced board or what?

Goed werk meneer IJbema!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Dazzling array of deliciously warm and cool colors!
I can hear the birds chirping...

rob ijbema said...

hi rene,yes i treated the paper with acrylic gesso,mixed with pummice,that is a kind of wall filler and toned it orange/pink.
acrylics dry so flat,it can do with a bit of body...

rob ijbema said...

yes jennifer that is the thing i have to work on,cool colors,grey's,contrast,bolder strokes and and ....

Michael Ornauer said...

A very good colour combination, I think! And the blue background is a real attraction to this prefect simple composition!

rob ijbema said...

hi michael,putting the blue for the background was strange at first,but it came together in the end,

Tom Brown said...

Hice piece. Well done.

Tom Brown
http://tombrownfineart.blogspot.com

rob ijbema said...

thanks tom!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Rob - this is wonderful. I love the heavy use of green in your work - its a hard color to control. Nobody doesn't like you do.

rob ijbema said...

Cara,
Wales is a very,very green country,so plenty of practise,
thanks for the kind words