Saturday, April 05, 2008

Good morning


this was the view that greeted me first thing in the morning,having my coffee sitting on the door step.well it wasn't that early (late night,holydayz) but to early for my blurry eyes to paint it straight away...took a picture and took my time...
unlike the farmers,they are very busy,houndreds of lambs being born,the sheep moving outside and with the grass not yet growing they are driving around feed from first till last light...

acrylic on paper 9x12

30 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

I like the way you've caught the feeling of sunlight breaking through clouds, which is so typical of hill country.
Is that really your view, how wonderful, you must be able to see for miles on a clear day.
Lambing is well under way here as well, although the weather is not very spring-like for them at the moment.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Wow Rob, that's a beauty. I love that 'long view' across the valley towards the hills. There is such depth to it. You are working miracles with acrylics too.

rob ijbema said...

yes we can see the Brecon Beacons on a clear day,that is half an hours drive away...
thanks Keith
feels a bit like cheating sitting at home with a photo and acrylics,
especially when this is on our doorstep...

rob ijbema said...

hi Sheila,this one's on Rene,he was complaining i don't do big views and painting landscapes from photo's makes no sense to him...
thank you!

Pablo Díaz said...

Rob, paintings like this justify the visit to your blog. I admire your dominion of the light.

Slim Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Rob! How lucky you are to not only see this beautiful scene, but paint it so well.

rob ijbema said...

the darks make the light Pablo,
glad i made your visit worthwhile,
my pleasure!

rob ijbema said...

thanks for saying it so Slim,thank you!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

This is beautiful, Rob! The atmospheric perspective and colors are really wonderful here.

rob ijbema said...

cheers Diana
the light was fantastic this morning...had to paint this!

René PleinAir. said...

Wow, ....

Ff gewoon in bot Nederlands.

Dit is godverdomme gewoon supergaaf geschilderd Rob, ...
wat een diepte, wat een sfeer.

Het moet niet gekker worden meneer!

(Sorry for all those English speaking people, ...)

rob ijbema said...

jaja ik weetut! rene
hey welcome back
hoop you had a good productive time

Jamie said...

Oh Rob this is such a cool painting!!! It looks like that tractor is going to fall right off the edge of the earth. I think it's great to work from photos from time to time, so we can have time on our side for a change and take a painting to a level that we dictate, and not the changing light conditions!

Jamie

Frank Gardner said...

You really captured the light well in this one Rob. The painterly stuff makes it hard to tell you used a photo.
Nice view from your doorstep.

rob ijbema said...

hey Jamie,what are you doing here?
you are right about the edge of the world,it sometimes feels like that here,don't know what i would do without the innernet...
you are right about taking your time painting from photos,another coffee Jamie?

rob ijbema said...

hi Frank,yes plein air experience comes in handy like this...
thanks for popping in!

Cooper Dragonette said...

WOW! Fantastic Rob. Lighting, composition, and textures all spot on. Great morning light!

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the WOW! Cooper,yes i'm happy with this one...
(doesn't happen often)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Rob - This is beautiful - the feel of it is something special.

rob ijbema said...

hi Cara,feeling is the best thing about a painting,much better than detail...

Mineke Reinders said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, Rob. To quote René, supergaaf!!! The light, the colors, the depth, just fantastic. The edge of the earth may not be such a bad place to be...:)

rob ijbema said...

hey another wow! thanks Mineke.
it has got its draw backs but yes
Wales is like heaven on,the edge of,the world

Leslie Sealey said...

What an incredible view! I think it's a lovely painting.

rob ijbema said...

hi Leslie,the light effect this morning made it even better...
thanks!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Great mood! That is a very good one.

rob ijbema said...

thanks Stefan,i'm pleased with it,especially 'cos it is a studio work,always find it harder to get some feeling from a photo...

Michael Pieczonka said...

convincing atmosphere and light Rob. It's amazing what what the farmer dude and the tractor do for the sense of scale.. nicely done. good drawing too.

rob ijbema said...

yes,it would have not been as good without the farmer and tractor Michael,glad i fooled you!

From Belgium with love said...

I never visited your blog but noticed it was linked on another artist's blog. Your works looks even superior here !

Anonymous said...

I never visited your blog but noticed it was linked on another artist's blog. Your works looks even superior here !

Gilberte