Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fox gloves and Pop shove it!


fox gloves oil on panel 6x7"

gorgeous day today,painted our garden in the afternoon and took my son skateboarding in the evening...crazy dude or should i say wicked!

oil on panel 8x8"
pop shove it...apparently that is a name for a skateboarding trick...

ouch!!

18 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

It's difficult keeping up with you sometimes Rob!

I love the thick juicy paint on the foxgloves.

Ryan Evans said...

Great fun image skateboarding- I love it

Ryan

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love them both - great play of light on the half pipe.

rob ijbema said...

you are doing a good job keith(:
i enjoyed putting it on...

rob ijbema said...

thank you ryan
it was great fun to do!

rob ijbema said...

half pipe? you know your stuff cara
glad you like them for the light.

Dianne Mize said...

Hey Rob,
Love both of these. Of course you know it's you beautiful light that makes me want to look at them over and over. One thing, too, about the Fox Gloves is that lovely glow you've got in the shadow areas, especially in the background.
And the color plays in the skateboard one are rich, both in the landscape and on the half pipe (I copied Cara; I didn't know a half pipe from a corncob pipe before.)
Good stuff.

Pablo Díaz said...

Definitively, after the glorious today match, Holland is going to win the eurocup.

rob ijbema said...

dianne my ears are glowing,thank you for the kind words,
you know a thing about light too
(especially morning) and the shadows play a strong part...

the skating one was a challange as you can imagine and i'm glad i kept concentrating on light and values letting details take care of them self.

rob ijbema said...

yes that was quite impresive Pablo
but let's wait and see,we;ve had quite a few lucky brakes like early goals etc...how strong are the dutch when things are against them...Portugal,Spain will be a good test...you are a good sport pablo

Jack Riddle said...

Rob--nice pair, Especially like the foxglove one. Gutsy palette!

rob ijbema said...

thanks jack
gutsy nature!

Zack Thurmond said...

Great light and brushwork in all of these, Rob. The composition with the truck and flowers keeps drawing me back! That one is a show stopper! Thanks for the visit.
Zack

HELENE J said...

I discover your paintings and blog!
Great artwork, stunning shining colours! Bravo ! Inspiring!

René PleinAir. said...

Héé ouwe vos, komt ernog wat van?!

Just kidding. ;-)

rob ijbema said...

hi zack
thanks for the kind words
i found that little field,loved the flowers but didn't think much about the background,than the lorrie came by...

rob ijbema said...

thank you very much helene
if i inspired you than you made my day!

rob ijbema said...

hehe,hey rene if you want action go to my car blog...