Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tick-Tock

spend a little time with the chickens,tick-tock,the light was beeeautiful!
kept those chicks close with some scraps from the kitchen,
featuring our compost bin on the left. oil on canvas 7x9"


28 comments:

vivien said...

this is lovely and your knowledge of the subject really comes through

René PleinAir. said...

Goeie genade!!

Unbelievable Rob, ...

The point of view on the painting is much lower, ... did you sit down while sketching it?

This one is going on the desktop!!

rob ijbema said...

thank you Vivien,
it so lovely to watch those chicken
,such characters!

rob ijbema said...

felt like Rien Poortvliet!
did the sketch from my view finder,Rene.
that little chick up front is so curious.

Leslie Sealey said...

Ooooh! I love it, especially that chicken in the foreground. : )

rob ijbema said...

hi Leslie!
i'm surprised how detailed the chicken looks,it was just a few strokes,i'm fascinated how the light shines through those red bits on top
thanks!

Pablo Díaz said...

Beautiful chickenscape Rob ;)

rob ijbema said...

haha thanks Pablo!
it was the light that made this one

Todd Bonita said...

Rob,

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog..you were one of the first people to comment on my blog almost a year and half ago..it prompted me to click over and see your work,I've been a fan of yours ever since. Absolutely love your stuff. I've added you to my favorites and would love to traffic share with you, please feel free to add me to yours as well.

All my best to you,
Todd

rob ijbema said...

i'll be delighted to add a link to your work Todd,you are doing such a great job.thanks for the kind words...

Mineke Reinders said...

Your chickens are great, it must be so much fun to watch them.

But what really makes this painting so wonderful to me is the light, as in all your work. Great stuff!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

This is a wonderful painting Rob - I love it.

rob ijbema said...

i can waste hours looking at those chicken,Mineke...this time i made the most of it...cheers!

rob ijbema said...

hi Cara,so nice to hear from you again,thanks for liking!

michael said...

love the photo perspective Rob...your welcome to use any of my photos...just let me know.

rob ijbema said...

thanks Michael,
yes the low point of view makes it more intimate...

Parapluie said...

The light gives atmosphere to the chicken yard. I just feel like I am with the chickens early in the morning and one is eyeing me in hopes of some grain. I enjoy seeing your easel set up with the chickens. Wonderful. Also, thanks for your thought provoking comment on my blog.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure Diane,
yes the light is my main focus,the rest sort of just falls into place...

Ryan Evans said...

Hey Rob

You captured the character of the chickens in this I like the positioning of them that shows they didn't keep still!

Ryan

rob ijbema said...

they are fun to watch Ryan,but evem more fun to paint.
thanks!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Awesome chickens and you got right in there with them which is the way to do it. A painter I admire told me long ago that to paint cows you need to be standing in cow shit ;)
I am linking you through your car blog. I have lots of car fans in my life and they would really appreciate the paintings

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the link Mary,hope your friends enjoy the car paintings,lots of Nascar!
you are right about standing in the middle of it,that is why plein air is such a good experience...
i shall link you too.

used car donation said...

wow, thats natural. nice and beautiful Rob.
Great

rob ijbema said...

thanks UCD
the chicken are great and willing subjects to paint.
what is used car nation?

Michael Pieczonka said...

Rob, very very nice. I don't know how you managed doing such a great job of the chickens from life... they are fabulous. There is something very working in this piece that I can't say specifically.. but you've done it!

rob ijbema said...

if we knew Michael,we would be doing master pieces all the time,and that's not going to happen,up and down,up and down,all we can do is keep looking,keep trying...but the winter light surely helped...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Thanks for lining me Rob. My friends loved the car painting. Lots of NASCAR fans in my life.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure Mary,plenty more Nascars to come,the season is shaping up nicely!