Friday, July 18, 2008

Tour de France


acrylic on paper 5x8"
sorry i've been in a world of my own,
following the Tour de France,a fast colorful spectacle,
3 weeks of nothing but pain and torture...
why am i doing this to myself?

you can follow the race here painting le tour

29 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

Rob,
I just discovered your blogs and I love your paintings! I've looked at all of them. I especially like your Tour de France paintings, and your landscapes, and, well I guess I like all of them... I'll add you to my blog list.

Susan Carlin said...

How wonderful! There's a touch of your racing car paintings in this one of the bike race. Love it!

rob ijbema said...

hi ann,i'll do the same,thank you so much for your kind comments.
love your chicken painting!

rob ijbema said...

thanks susan,yes they are a bit of a cross between the landsapes and cars.
thanks!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Very cool

rob ijbema said...

thanks cara
3 more days till the finish!

HELENE J said...

this race is a great way to discover french landscapes !
Great painting!

rob ijbema said...

yes indeed helene,the french landscpe is one of the main attractions of the tour...
and the weather!

Cooper Dragonette said...

What a tour! I just didn't think Sastre could pull it off at the TT. Poor Cadel. Must be frustrating.
Cooper
ps What happened to Stig on TG?

rob ijbema said...

cadel got what he deserved,second place for a wheel sucker,he should get himself a tandem...
so were you able to follow the tour ok in the us?
thanks cooper

SueEllen Cowan said...

Absolutely love the movement in your paintings. Wonderful work!

Keith Tilley said...

What a wonderful idea Rob, and a great way of finding inspiration for a series of paintings.

As usual you've made a good job of conveying the movement and light.

rob ijbema said...

thank you sueellen
always good to hear!
congrats on your award,well deserved,your blog looks excellent

rob ijbema said...

hi Keith
yes it was really inspiring these last three weeks,also explains why i havn't been around much,things should calm down now....

Barbara Pask said...

Rob, Your work is wonderful, soft and impressionistic. Thank you for visiting my blog and your nice comments.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure barbara

Jack Riddle said...

Rob--a few of us have been out of touch lately. Your Tour piece is a lot different from your usual, but I love the design and the feeling of motion it has. Look forward to more.

rob ijbema said...

i thought it was me jack.
i have been so busy with the TdF
it has been head down a one way street,luckely people like you make me sit up and look around,
cheers Jack!

Ryan Evans said...

I like the sense of motion you captured it brilliantly- now I'm waiting for an olympics painting!!

Ryan

Stefan Nuetzel said...

By painting the sport you paint very sportive. I believe you like the pressure. Great project!

rob ijbema said...

yes Ryan,olympics are on this afternoon allready,see what happens
thank you

rob ijbema said...

stefan i got right into it
i felt i was in the peloton,singing french songs!

Michael Pieczonka said...

love the sense of motion and the punchy colours ya chose.. nice one Rob

rob ijbema said...

what a nice surprise mike
punchy colors,i like that or maybe pushy colors...
cheers!

Jared Shear said...

Great sense of movement in this painting.....you've really captured a bit of that energy with the paint.

rob ijbema said...

good to hear from you jared
just spend an hour on your blog
excellent work and variety!

canvas art prints said...

Awesome artwork, loving your work!

modern canvas prints said...

Awesome picture, must get a copy of it!

landscape canvas said...

What an awesome post, thanks!