Monday, April 28, 2008

Industrial landscape


yes you are in the right place,just fancied something different...
a coke plant in Liege/Luik Belgium
oil on canvas 8x11"

21 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

That certainly is a bit different to daffodils and leafy lanes! I thought it was in the Rhondda at first.
You've done a good job, as usual. I like the sense of sunlight filtering through smoke.

René PleinAir. said...

Ja hoor dat vliegt ff heen en weer naar Luik!

This ones on my desktop, ...
I know you don't like these scenery's but you don it soooo well. Just awesome, that woolly light is just your thing Rob!

Jack Riddle said...

Rob--what a great painting! Reminds me a bit of Monet's Train station painting. Beautiful colors and mood and you captured the lighting perfectly. Glad I caught up with your more recent posts, too--I hadn't visited in a while. Must be getting really beautiful there now.

rob ijbema said...

hi Keith
yes suddenly didn't fancy pretty spring,a change is as good as a rest,cheers!

rob ijbema said...

i like a lot of different scenes rene,they are just not always next door...
have you ever been to Luik?
just your kind of city,could not be greyer,hehe

rob ijbema said...

desktop is always a nice compliment!

rob ijbema said...

thanks Jack,Wales is just getting prettier bluebells are nearly there and here i am painting a factory in Belgium...what ever next?

vivien said...

beautiful light :>)

rob ijbema said...

hi Vivien,yes i can't help it,painting something ugly and here i am picking out the nice bits.
cheers!

Frank Gardner said...

You've done a great job on this one Rob. Wow.
It is a change from most of what I've seen you do lately. The light and subtle values and grays really works for me in this one. The small version makes it look like a larger piece.
It is great when an artist can turn something "ugly" into a beautiful painting.

rob ijbema said...

Frank,painters who turn something ugly into something beauty must be the biggest romanticists...
i wanted to paint something different from pretty spring pictures and what do i end up with?

Frank Gardner said...

Well, it is about as different as you can get from the "pretty" spring pictures.
In painting terms, I think there is a big difference between "pretty" and "beauty".

Slim Johnson said...

This painting works so well on so many levels that it's just one of your best.

Michael Pieczonka said...

very interesting Rob, I don't think I've seen you pull one of this subject matter. Excellent drawing and composition to my eye. Also very convincing light radiating around the billowing smoke stacks. I'd say you might want to try more like this?

rob ijbema said...

Frank i'm just wondering out loud,
trying to find the point of finding beauty into ugly things
while there is so much beauty around anyway,
maybe i have to try and paint an ugly painting of an ugly subject to find out...

rob ijbema said...

thank you slim,that is great to hear and will encourage me to try more...

rob ijbema said...

hi Michael,i will try more,in the end it is painting the light on subjects not the subjects them self that occupy me...thanks!

Leslie Sealey said...

Oooh, I love this one! You gave the industrial scene the same back-lighting and mood as many of your landscapes; it is an excellent painting.

rob ijbema said...

thought you might like it Lesley...
thanks for letting me know

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That's beautiful. I love industrial scenes. Great job, Rob

rob ijbema said...

thanks Mary,i think a nocturnal one would be good too,who knows? one day!