Friday, June 27, 2008

hurry Harvest

oil on canvas 8x10"

The farmers are rushing like mad at the moment,
getting in the winter feed,the whole family is at hand,
they have to be fast because the bad weather is never far away here in Wales...

18 comments:

Ryan Evans said...

I like the haybales in this Rob- the saturated yellow works really well against the blue/violet backdrop.

Ryan

René PleinAir. said...

wow Rob, I don't have so much desktop you know!!

I like this one, but do think that the tractor has to be in a slightly higher in contrast, along with the grass in front. Just to let it come even more loose from the background.

Dianne Mize said...

Oh Rob, it is spectacular. I love the rolling clouds and the composition works beautifully. Thanks for leaving the "inspiration" message on my blog." Isn't it fantastic how we artists spur one another on?

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful - the weather reads perfectly.

Keith Tilley said...

Wow, another sky painting. Nice atmosphere and light as usual.

I agree with Rene about the tractor. I was thinking that it looked a bit fuzzy.

rob ijbema said...

thank you ryan,i tried to put as much contrast as possible in this one,to help with the drama...

rob ijbema said...

i can see your point rene,i was aware of a conflict of interest between the tractor and bales,tried to tone down the bales but didn't like it...
the tractor being a man made machine attracts attention anyway.
lesson learned for next time?

rob ijbema said...

dianne,i'm not one for much progress, but the internet is fantastic like this isn't it
thanks for the kind words.

rob ijbema said...

thanks cara,the weather is crap here...must be summer!
at least it is good for moody paintings...

rob ijbema said...

hi keith
i'm getting used to my new camera,
the painting is sharper irl...
thanks for popping in

Parapluie said...

This painting made me smile with familiarity. Here in Oregon the bales are round too.

painterchum said...

nice one Rob...love the fleeting sunshine with brewing clouds on the horizon

rob ijbema said...

havn't see round bales for a long time diane

rob ijbema said...

hi sally,
glad you like it,appreciated!

A Reason to Paint said...

Rob thank you so much for visiting my blog sometime back and leaving your very kind comment.

I love Hurry Harvest; I lived the farm life for a while as a child and can clearly recall the times when it was all hands on deck to race against the weather. Up in Nth Queensland we had tropical storms and the occasional cyclone that kept our boots knee deep in mud. It was a lot of fun for a child but I suspect it was a headache for the adults.

rob ijbema said...

yes it is all a family matter farming,there is always something,
lamming harvest shearing etc etc,
the farmers work so hard!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Great light. Winter is coming here too. Such short summers we have.

rob ijbema said...

yes mary,and then they change us to winter time as well,with the clocks.
here it can get dark at 3 on a bad day in winter.