Thursday, February 14, 2008

Morning,Afternoon,Evening.

all of the UK has been blessed with a week of glorious weather...painters every where...lol.
didn't do all these in one day,just indulged picking my moment over three days...



frozen tracks...oil on canvas 7x9"

every day started with frost and mist,wich slowly got burned of during the morning.



puddles...oil on canvas 7x9"

the afternoons where like Spring, T shirt weather!


last light on the sheep shed...oil on canvas 8x10"

it was so peaceful in the shed,the sheep munching away,pregnant,ready for laming next month.
the farmer moved his tractor for me,wich helped with the composition...

18 comments:

Leslie Sealey said...

I think these "frost and mist" paintings are wonderful!
What a great series, I wish we had just a little bit of that weather where I live (my climate is hot-hardly ever gets to freezing).

vivien said...

you have caught the light beautifully :D

Pablo Díaz said...

Bravo, Rob! Great post with three great paints.

René PleinAir. said...

Okay, that does it!

Ongeloveloos!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

The sheep shed is my favorite. Great design and light.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Each one a gem!
Thank you for letting me indulge :)

rob ijbema said...

Leslie,i sometimes wish for warmer climates,all those grey rainy days get a bit boring,but i would miss the seasons and all it changes...

rob ijbema said...

thanks Vivien,that is what i try the most...

rob ijbema said...

glad you like them Pablo,they were fun to do!

rob ijbema said...

Rene it was great having a few days to just concentrate on plein air landscapes...back to racing cars next week...so lucky with the weather!

rob ijbema said...

Mary,that is my fav as well,for the first time i managed to get a mood into a complicated scene!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure Jennifer!

Suzanne said...

Hi there! And thanks for your comments on my paintings. I'm enjoying looking through yours - especially these recent pathways. I've been working on pathways of various descriptions over the past month or so, too.

So, nice to meet you, I'll subscribe so that I can see your work regularly.

Cheers

painterchum said...

These are super Rob...love the tractor sillouetted in the door. good shapes in it too. I also like that green/blue misty one.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure!
thanks for the kind words Suzanne,
yes path ways are good compositional tools,leading the eyes through the painting plus there are many around

rob ijbema said...

thanks Sally,yes the tractor was a good move,the farmer had it there the day before and gave me the idea.
just had to wait for the right light to hit the shed.

Michael Pieczonka said...

like your light effects and atmospheric handling on frozen tracks.. very nice.

rob ijbema said...

hi Michael,yes i was right on it for these onces...only scraped one!