Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Daffodil woods

Couldn't resist going back to this wood,before the Daffodils are gone...
oil on canvas 7x10"




Tried Larry Seiler's rag and rub method,thinly washed the canvas with some deep orange and drew the image in,while still a bit wet.
It's well worth visiting Larry's blog,his video painting demo's are a delight to watch and not only for the painting,,,
after that i had a coffee and waited for it to dry.

don't know why i bothered drawing this...





blocking in the color and not progressing till i'am not only happy with the colors but also how they work together...

got lost and ended up with this...oil on canvas 8x10"

11 comments:

Pablo Díaz said...

I love to see these demos of painting, in video or photos.

But excuse my ignorance, what is the advantage to use that rag and rub method? affects to the final result?

Slim Johnson said...

Rob: These two have a really lovely atmospheric quality. You've really been able to simplify -- great job! Steve

rob ijbema said...

Pablo,if you paint a green scene it is good to start with an orange,redish underground,this will bring variations to your greens,makes it glow and harmonises the painting...
glad you enjoyed the demo

rob ijbema said...

hi Slim,thanks for your comments,i should have stopped about half way with both the paintings...it is all just one big learning process

Sheila Vaughan said...

Beautiful sense of distance and the newness of things beginning to happen after the long winter. They are lovely paintings Rob and expertly handled.

rob ijbema said...

yes looks like we survived the winter again Sheila,soon it will be painting endless greens again in our t-shirts

Keith Tilley said...

A nice feeling of spring there Rob. I like both of the paintings, but I think I prefer the first one, it seems more restful. With the second one I get a feeling of falling to the right, but maybe it would look different in the full-size version. I don't get the same feeling with the half-finished painting.
Do you also use coloured grounds with acrylics? I have tried painting on white recently and I seem to get more glowing colours.

rob ijbema said...

i prefer the first one as well keith,purely for the atmosphere,my favourite subject.
you are right falling of the second one,it was quite a climb,should have put a tree on the right...but felt this painting was a loss anyway...

rob ijbema said...

btw put your link up,thanks for doing the same Keith

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like the wipe out method too. Nice paintings.

rob ijbema said...

i have to experiment a bit more with the whipe out Mary.
i ussually don't do much drawing anyway,go right in there with the brush...
thanks!