Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bloody Blossoms


Every year i get tortured by these blossoms,they scream at me,paint me,paint me!
and every year i say NO! you are to nice,to sugar sweet and much to hard to paint.
and guess what,i gave in again...
both oil on canvas 6x9"


16 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

Rob, thank you for the kind compliment on my video efforts. I'm so glad you commented so I could follow the trail to your terrific car paintings and landscapes. I'm amazed that your approach is different to each genre. Would love to hear about that!

Dianne Mize said...

They don't look too sweet and all that, and they don't tell me you were tortured. In fact, they sing a "bloody" good tune.

painterchum said...

Hi Rob, answering the screaming trees obviously was the right answer...both of these paintings are just full of the splendiferousness(? you know what i mean) of these beautiful trees laden with blossoms,both paintings sing with life & joy.

Sheila Vaughan said...

You've captured a kind of shimmering light together with the way the blossoms shiver and shimmer - they don't last long, the slightest breath of wind and poof they've gone. Nice one Rob.

Keith Tilley said...

I know what you mean Rob. After the dullness of winter a colourful subject is hard to resist.
Although the cherry blossom, in the second painting, could be overpowering, I think you have avoided that by making it more about light than colour.

Helen Read said...

Well, I'm glad you "gave in" - I think the colors are poetic!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Rob - I love them both but the top painting steals my heart. Beautiful work.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure Susan really enjoyed your demo.
the difference between my cars and landscapes is because sitting in the studio,i can put myself into it,
i've been busy with those cars since i was twelve,i know them inside out.
when i go out to paint the landsape,for the last 5 years,nature does my head in,it is so big and there is so much to learn...

rob ijbema said...

that is nice to hear Dianne,sorry about the winging,it just i've got this battle of reality vs creativity going on...i will find that balance one day!

rob ijbema said...

what made it worse Chum is,that apple tree is right in front of our house,every morning it is waving at me!

rob ijbema said...

yes only two weeks Sheila,it is a now or never situation,now it is on to the bluebells...

rob ijbema said...

with me it is always about light keith,at least that is what i'm trying to do,paint the light on a subject,not the subject itself.

rob ijbema said...

poetic,i like that Helen,
thanks!

rob ijbema said...

that is so nice to hear,thank you Cara

benjatoon studio said...

good job! and nice blog! Benjamin:)n

rob ijbema said...

hi benjamin,glad you like it,
just went over to your blog and i'm very impressed!