Sunday, June 08, 2008

Chris's and Avril's too

Chris's oil on canvas 6x9"

Every time i walk past this shop,i have to think about a painting,Trevor Chamberlain did.
it's uncanny how similar these scenes are,the shops even sell the same,womans clothes...
even the names were similar...



Trevor is one of my favourite painters,i can only dream reaching his standard,his painting is so loose... yet sharper

here is his version,Avril's oil on panel 5x8"

14 comments:

Pablo Díaz said...

Even a simple store of clothes can be interesting when it pass through your brushes.

I did not know anything on Trevor Chamberlain and I have had to look for information in Google. I found some galleries of his paintings and your post about his pochade box, and he is a master. I understand he is between your favorites, like you are in mine.

Lori McNamara said...

Hi Rob!

I like your version better! Its a happier painting, the composition is more intimate too. I love the previous paintings of the clothes line and chickens.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hiya Rob, I think Lori is right when she talks about "intimacy". There is a "personal" quality to your work which gives it great cohesion and integrity. Yes, I like Trevors version but I think yours is very special!

Keith Tilley said...

Trevor Chamberlain is a wonderful painter isn't he?
I think your painting compares very well with his though.

I think I see what you mean about his being sharper: Your's has a softer, pastel-like quality. Do you use more white in your mixes perhaps?

Your paintings are more colourful, though, whereas he uses mostly earth colours.

rob ijbema said...

Pablo.it's not what you paint,it's how you paint it,it's not how you paint but how you see,not see but feel,aaaargh! sorry just watched the football 3-0! hup holland!

rob ijbema said...

ok,maybe happier and intimate,
hey!that's me,trouble is ...his is better painted
glad Lori you fight my corner though.

painterchum said...

hallo Rob! I received my painting today! thankyou it's beautiful...will be taking it with me to work on Friday, and pick out a nice little frame for it. very happy with it. thanks muchly.
*also like the shop front. very jazzy.

rob ijbema said...

i like what you are saying Sheila
and lori is saying the same,i will take it on board and stop moaning!

rob ijbema said...

keith,i should have labelled them the other way round,would be a good laugh,hehe
a lot of english painters use a lot of earth tones,i concentrate more on the american plein air painters who use more color...

rob ijbema said...

that is great news sally,i'm delighted!thanks for letting me know

Parapluie said...

I have to chuckle about American plein air painters using more color. There are plein air artists here who see more color especially in California and the South West. I was born in California and painted in Arizona for two years. In Oregon some plein air artists don't like my paintings if I use a palette with rose and purple. But honestly I see these colors here too.
Perception is interesting in painters because it shows we see differently when we paint from the same subject.

rob ijbema said...

you are so right Diane,
i mean look at rene,he is really having fun with color now,before everybody looking at his work thought holland is only grey,
i call it rene grey...i think sometimes painters don't look hard enough...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Trevor is one of my favorite living 'masters'. His book, Oil Painting Pure and Simple, is great. I am in awe of his simple and suggestive brushwork and earthy palette.

rob ijbema said...

we are not the only ones mary!
he can capture the english landscape with all its moods so well,
thanks for popping in!