Wednesday, March 05, 2008

yes,that's me!

we had a dusting of snow,so off to the mountains for the full effect of the white stuff...
it's all gone now...and yes that's me!
oil on canvas 7x9"

the sheep are licking the salt from the gritter off the road...

21 comments:

Lori McNamara said...

Hi Rob! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I love the painting of you, it looks so cold there, 80 degrees F. here, a different world. Super looking chickens below too.

rob ijbema said...

hi Lori,my pleasure,always nice to see your world,bit painfull too, with those temperatures...
yes i'm happy with those chicks!

Pablo Díaz said...

Precious. Pleasant colors and light. To contemplate it during hours.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Rob, lovely lighting effect on the snow and I can just smell that fresh Welsh air!

René PleinAir. said...

Rob on top of the world!!

Hehehe, ... winter finally arrived?!
I hope not, because spring is wonderful around here and it getting stronger and stronger each day, ... I bet you wanna see those blue bells again asap.

Although it is winter like I like this painting, tell a bit more of how you did it, .. just by imagination or do you have a copycat of yourself in eeuhm plastic or whatever, ... ?

René PleinAir. said...

Ow that high resolution is just stunnig btw.!

rob ijbema said...

Pablo,no time to contemplate,the snow was melting (-D

rob ijbema said...

sure you don't smell the sheep? Sheila
good to have you back!

rob ijbema said...

i prefer snow to spring anyday Rene.
yes just imagination and memorie and stepping back,not that hard really,easy shapes...did you see the bit of knive on the tripod?

yes great to see those brush strokes,at last!

Julie Schuler said...

Really enjoyed my first visit to your blog. Gorgeous stuff!

Antony Bridge said...

love it, the snow on top of the wall is working so well.

rob ijbema said...

thanks for liking Julie,glad you found me!

rob ijbema said...

Anthony,the snow on the wall was the main reason to paint this scene,thanks for popping in,appreciated!

Frank Gardner said...

Well done Rob. How did you paint yourself like that? A mirror?
Great photo of the sheep as well. Looks like a beautiful place.

rob ijbema said...

hi Frank,good to see you here,
i used a lot of imagination with this one,anyway an easel with a scruffy guy is easely done...
and yes Wales is amazing,to much to paint in my lifetime!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love the painting Rob - it has that wonderful "Here Comes The Sun" feeling after a good snow.

rob ijbema said...

oh yes Cara!
those days are the best
sun and snow,T shirt weather,everything is so bright...
glad it came across.
thank you

Elio said...

I like the shadows in this painting.

God I wish I was there to paint those sheep.

rob ijbema said...

hi Elio
you are welcome to come over and paint them all...if you like sheep you will love my next post!

Leslie Sealey said...

What a great photo, thanks for sharing!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure Lesley