Monday, May 19, 2008

Bluebell wood

acrylic on paper 5x8"

The bluebells are out in force here in Wales,
the month of May is so exciting! so much to paint so little time...
the top painting is a studio work,
and below is my plein air effort,
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oil on canvas 7x9"

15 comments:

painterchum said...

thankyou for these blue bluebell paintings Rob. I love the bluebells in the woodlands in the spring in the UK. I think the plein air one captures the crispness of the light and the airy feel best...nothing like working from life, huh?

painterchum said...

Can I buy the plein air bluebell one Rob?

Keith Tilley said...

Wow, it's nice to see some cool blues for a change!

Dianne Mize said...

These are lovely, Rob. What gorgeous light you've caught.

rob ijbema said...

yes Sally,limited time does wonders for the concentration,
we are so lucky we have so many bluebell woods and fields here,just don't know wich one to choose...

ofcourse you can buy the plein air bluebells sally,can you email me,so we can discuss the details,
could not find any contact info on your blog...anyway thanks,that is a big compliment

rob ijbema said...

yes keith they are amazing,every mai we look forward to them...
thanks mate!

rob ijbema said...

thank you Diane,light is what we like...you are no mean light catcher yourself!

Frank Gardner said...

These bluebell ones are great Rob. I even like them better than the daffodils.
I guess I prefer blue to yellow.
Nice light in both.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I really enjoyed seeing what Wales looks like through your blog. Just finished a book called "The Welsh Girl", and was curious about the scenery... very nice paintings.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Rob, I like the top one. Interesting play of the light raking accross the flowery slope in the FG. Nice comp in this one two me thinks!

rob ijbema said...

bluebells are a high light here in Wales Frank,when they are out,everybody talkes about them and lots of people go for walks.
i prefer not to have favourite colors...
thanks for the tumbs up,
appreciated!

rob ijbema said...

that is funny kelley,you are the second American,telling me they wrote a Welsh book?
also i love the Dutch pics you've got up,made me right homesick.
glad you like the paintings

rob ijbema said...

hi Michael!
the top one was magic to paint,it didn't work and suddenly i saw the light and stopped...thanks for popping in.

Cooper Dragonette said...

The latest pair is wonderful Rob! Great palette. You manage to capture more than just the color in these two as well.

rob ijbema said...

''You manage to capture more than just the color in these two'''

that is so nice to hear cooper,
makes it worth the struggle