Friday, July 20, 2007

UK Summer


oil on panel 7x5"
painted this little scene in the car,about the only place to paint outside...it just keeps raining!


28 comments:

René said...

You can say what you want, but this would never be painted otherwise, .... what a scene!

rob ijbema said...

yes it is funny,painting in the car...it is so cramped,you just wanna finish the painting and get out,together with the weather ,creates something i like...

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Ron - good for you - staying with it no matter what the weather. I wish I had your drive - beautiful painting

rob ijbema said...

hey Rene,i'm surprised you didn't mention the car with the headlights...smack in the middle...yet again!
duuuuuuh

rob ijbema said...

just can't help it cara!
i mean what else can you do...not paint?

René said...

hey Rene,i'm surprised you didn't mention the car with the headlights...smack in the middle...yet again!
duuuuuuh


Yeah I noticed it, but I didn't wanna be a Antf**ker, Although, maybe you should try some dart once and awhile such a bulls-eye is not often shown so much. :-P

rob ijbema said...

next time i will paint blindfolded
less change of centering things!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hey Rob, I like the scene too and you really captured the feeling of a rainy day.

rob ijbema said...

hi Stefan,good to hear from you!
the hardest bit is finding the right spot,was lucky i could park the car there,
thanks!

Katherine said...

Hi Rob - now I've seen it all!
Is this rain ever going to stop? If it's not raining it keeps looking like it's going to start any second........

Can I post your painting on my weekly round-up on Sunday?

rob ijbema said...

hi Katherine!
yes no summer this year,it's a though time for plein air painters but a lot worse for those poor people having their houses flooded.
i would like to paint the floods but feel mean even thinking about it...

sure use my painting,i would be delighted to feature in your round up.
thanks!

Sally said...

nice one Rob. You do amazing whilst squished in a car with your oils and your turps!
I feel sorry for all the poor folks in UK with the floods.

René said...

Found a fellow "Rainmen" Rob, ...

Edward B. Gordon

Sterkte.

rob ijbema said...

actually Sally,it is quite cozy in the car,bit of music looking at the people un noticed but not to long!

looks like the rains are not going to stop for sme time...eeek!

rob ijbema said...

thanks for that link rene,
i've seen his work/blog before but lost the link,
lovely stuff,
a very english name for some one in Germany?

Katherine said...

Hi Rob - you're now blogged and my lead item!

see this post

rob ijbema said...

thanks Katherine!
great article as always.

i have to say,car painting,is ofcourse not my solution,many have gone before me,Trevor Chamberlaine was a master...

A Reason to Paint said...

I'm glad I wandered in here; I really really like that painting.

rob ijbema said...

thanks!
sure like your blog too!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful!

Your use of such vibrant clors reminds me a bit of Wolf Kahn (one of my favorite pastelists).
Beautiful painting!

Cindy

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the compliments Cindy!
never heard of Wolf Kahn,just had a look and i can see the color comparison...a bit

Cooper Dragonette said...

Great painting Rob. Really atmospheric and a terrific "studio" space for making it. My painting professor in college had an ice cream truck for a studio--called the "Vanudio"; part van, part studio. A total mess inside!
Keep up the great work!
Cooper

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the nice words Cooper,
we've got a campervan,but the windows are tinted wich playes havok with your values.

rob ijbema said...

ps just had a look at your blok Cooper,the last four with the pinkish backgrounds are great,especially the bike!
fancy linking?

Peter said...

Hi
Thanks for sharing your talents. I am amazed at the set up you have with the wooden contraption. For all us 'budding' artists - could you tell us more about it. Regards
Peter NZ

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure Peter...
the wooden box is basicly a panel and palette holder,any odd box like a sigarbox can be used,to learn more have a look here,

http://paintingwalesdiary.blogspot.com/2006/12/newbridge-on-wye.html

and here,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188408

enjoy!

rutger said...

Hi Rob!
Just came back from Croatia and Austria, and I also tried to paint something from inside the car, when it started to rain in the mountains! It reminded me of these pictures I saw on your blog.
I'll post it on my blog this or next week.
Rutger Hiemstra.

rob ijbema said...

haha Rutger,i thought you went south for the weather!!
mind you the weather has been crap here too!
thanks for popping in