Thursday, June 21, 2007

clouds,rain,sunshine,clouds,rain.

the weather is more like april this june...clouds,rain,sunshine,clouds,rain...you know how it goes.
oil on panel 5x8"

this is our lovely court yard,played many important games of football there!
our house just visible on the left

20 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

There is such a wonderful glow to your paintings..even a painting of wet weather. Wonderful!

rob ijbema said...

thanks cara,
for me the landscape always looks at its best when the sun comes out after the rain

Lori said...

Hi Rob! It looks beautiful I love the sky.

rob ijbema said...

glad you like it lori,
need the practise on the sky's
they move so quick!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

What can I say? Your use of cold and warm colors is fabulous. One can almost feel your excitement when you painted this.

rob ijbema said...

hi stefan,interesting you mention cool and warm colors,i'm never to aware of them,just paint the colors i see...a bad habit??

yes these kind of days are indeed exciting to paint,every minute things change...thanks!!

Wayne Gaudon said...

nice dreamy coloring ..

rob ijbema said...

dreamy?those showers keep you awake.
that must be the bad fussy picture
irl it is a bit sharper...

thanks Wayne

Wayne Gaudon said...

dreamy .. seldom seen but always wished on .. downright beauty of a moment even if it it's a big storm that isn't threatening the wits out of you. That kind of dreamy. My wife and I were once about 20 feet away from a double rainbow .. that was dreamy. Sunshine to the left, black sky and rain to the right.
Thake care Ron.

rob ijbema said...

i get it!
in that case dream on...
wales is famous for its rainbows.

muddy red shoes said...

Ha, rain, it is becoming normal for this summer, like this painting a lot.

Sally said...

hi Rob,
This is lovely. So refreshing.
Do you ever paint on larger canvases? I think your work has such a tranquil and peaceful nature, that it would be very pleasing on a large canvas.

rob ijbema said...

hi sarah,thanks for popping in,
yes half of England is flooded...crazy!

rob ijbema said...

hi sally,good to hear from you!
landscape painting is still very much a learning process,i throw half of my efforts away,i've done a few larger ones,but they are less expresive,but you are right,i should try again!

René said...

Your on the news here Rob!!

What a weather, and your making the best of it.

Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

hello, what kind of oil colors are you using?

rob ijbema said...

terrible isn't it,we had a months rain in a day,lots of people had their houses destroyed by the floods,some people drowned...how is holland keeping up rene?

rob ijbema said...

hi a...
i use a limited palette ( i call it concentrated palette) of,
ultra marine blue,alizerin crimson,lemon yellow and ofcourse white ,three primaries plus white is all you need...
but depending on the subject i sometimes add,pthalo blue and cadmium yellow,a split primary palette of warm and cool colors

René said...

terrible isn't it,we had a months rain in a day,lots of people had their houses destroyed by the flood's people drowned...how is Holland keeping up rene?

1:20 AM


It very terrible Rob seen the news what a disaster, are you managing? Tried to call you a few times but can't get through I guess.

Take care and be safe.
René

rob ijbema said...

don't worry rene,we are fine,we live on a nice hill,well up from the river.apart from the bad weather,it has been raining all of june!